Minarets by Kacper Hamilton and Ezgi Turksoy


Minarets by Ezgi Turksoy & Kacper Hamilton

These decanters by London designers Kacper Hamilton and Ezgi Turksoy have stoppers made from found glass scraps. 

Minarets by Ezgi Turksoy & Kacper Hamilton

Called Minarets, the collection is named in reference to the Istanbul skyline and consists of eight pieces in sandblasted glass.

Minarets by Ezgi Turksoy & Kacper Hamilton

The fragments used as stoppers were found at a London glass workshop and combined with specially made vessels to complete the decanters.

Minarets by Ezgi Turksoy & Kacper Hamilton

The project will be exhibited at Mint shop during the London Design Festival next month.

Here's some more from the designers:

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 by Ezgi Turksoy & Kacper Hamilton

‘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.

Minarets by Ezgi Turksoy & Kacper Hamilton

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.

Minarets by Ezgi Turksoy & Kacper Hamilton

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.

Minarets by Ezgi Turksoy & Kacper Hamilton

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.

Minarets by Ezgi Turksoy & Kacper Hamilton

The 'Minarets' will be exclusively exhibited at Mint for the London Design Festival 2010.

Handmade in England.
Sand-blasted finish.
Edition of 8 unique pieces, signed & numbered.

Minarets by Ezgi Turksoy & Kacper Hamilton

See also:


Seven Deadly Glasses
by Kacper Hamilton
Crystal glasses by
Maxim Velčovský
In Vino Veritas
by Matali Crasset

Posted on Monday August 16th 2010 at 2:07 pm by Joe Mills. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • the earl

    amazing. a very elegant re-appropriation of materials

  • If forms of the pieces reminded the designers of Istanbul with its tall
    Minarets above of the city, for me it's the stories of: One Thousand and One Nights!

    Very nice design, useful with lot of poetry, well done and big BRAVO!

    François Beydoun

  • It's funny, after seeing this nice design, I was deeply and pleasantly touched. Perhaps because my approach as an industrial designer is a little bit close to Kacper Hamilton and Ezgi TÜRKSOY! I do not know, but, personally I have already created a porcelain coffee service, inspired by the Mediterranean Eastern architecture. In addition, I visited the Cristallerie Royale De Champagne – FRANCE and I took pictures of the manufacturing process from A to Z…

    Below are two links, the first link corresponds to my visit to the Cristallerie Royale De Champagne and the second link is a project that I designed in 1989 for my diploma, it's a porcelain coffee service of Limoges – FRANCE.

    1 – http://picasaweb.google.com/francoisbeydoun/Crist

    2 – http://picasaweb.google.com/francoisbeydoun/Franc

    Francois Beydoun

  • Very architectural. I don't know how it is practical for wine decanters (there must be some physical rules for this process, I guess). But who cares if it is so poetic… That's when industrial design becomes an art.

    • Felix

      afaik wine decanters just need to hold wine. the idea is to decant the wine from the bottle to allow it to breathe for a while before serving it, this is mostly for red wines. i think you leave the stopper off the decanter during this, but that hasn't stopped people making decorative stoppers before. also, these can be used as carafes for spirits, which is what it looks like in the photos

      i think these are awesome, it's just a shame that they can't be mass produced. If it was me, and this is just my way of thinking about reusing objects, I would have designed the 8 decanters to fit most of the 'glass objects' a normal consumer might find in junk sales. and write a brochure to explain which tops might go with which decanter. Now your recycling can happen on a larger scale and be more beneficial

  • Congratulations Kacper and Ezgi on a beautiful project, I’ve been waiting to see the finished work and it doesn’t dissapoint!!! Roll on the design festival!

  • norm

    simple, elegant and nice work, but too bad that the concept is way too similar to the table top collection which Karim Rashid did years ago..( i believe it was called "morphescape".) .. i certainly enjoy the dream like quality of these objects that loosely resemble minarets but i think the association with istanbul is just thrown out there and seems not necessary. ( they look more like the minarets you will find in central asia.)

  • Pierre-Christophe

    Very nice indeed!
    Congratulation to both for this beautiful and poetic pieces- :)

  • anoym Designer

    beautiful objects but the exterior sandblast finish wont hold up well with use!

  • mohamed

    it’s a strange idea to make alcohol bottles in shape of minarets and to publish it during the ramadan.

  • krimane

    I agree with Mohamed.

    Although I doubt that the author has any ill intentions, one must acknowledge the fact that we’re living an era rotten with provocations and prejudice.

  • Delicate and smart.

    Really high quality at the same time that the design is so well developed.

    Really love it.