Called Minarets, the collection is named in reference to the Istanbul skyline and consists of eight pieces in sandblasted glass.
The fragments used as stoppers were found at a London glass workshop and combined with specially made vessels to complete the decanters.
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Minarets (by Ezgi Turksoy & Kacper Hamilton) :
Turkish designer Ezgi Turksoy and British designer Kacper Hamilton have come together to collaborate on a project inspired by found scrap objects. The designers are both based in London and work on individual and collaborative design work.
‘Minarets’ are a series of glass decanters designed by duo ‘Hamilton Turksoy’. The designers were inspired by scrap glass pieces found at a glass blowers workshop in London.
They found a strange beauty within each scrap piece as they contained natural flaws from the process of blowing glass, which cannot normally be made intentionally or replicated.
The forms of the found pieces have a strong visual reference of an architectural landscape, which reminded the designers of Istanbul with its tall Minarets towering above the rest of the city.
The design duo have created an edition of 8 unique decanters, which use the scrap glass pieces as the main feature. They act as stoppers and can also be used as drinking glasses, whilst the large vessels hold the desired liquid.
The 'Minarets' will be exclusively exhibited at Mint for the London Design Festival 2010.
Handmade in England.
Edition of 8 unique pieces, signed & numbered.
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