Japanese studio Nendo – whose designers continue to prove they will try their hand at anything – has launched a Winnie-the-Pooh glassware set.
The Pooh Glassware was designed for Walt Disney in Japan as part of a series of products themed around the children's story books.
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To accompany the set of glass vessels, Nendo created a series of yellow silicon bases and tops that depict the activities and habitats of the cartoon bear.
"Rather than focus our design attention on the glassware, we chose to redesign the coasters and lids," said Nendo.
The lids and stoppers feature 3D models of some of Pooh's most notorious stunts, including climbing trees, sticking his head in a jar of honey and hanging from a balloon.
These fit into a range of multi-purpose jars with different-sized openings.
Coasters for drinking glasses recreate settings from the illustrations: the door to the house, honey on a branch, the clock in Pooh's room and the bear stuck in a hole.
The Winnie-the-Pooh stories were written by AA Milne in the 1920s for his son Christopher Robin, before the characters were commercialised by American producer Stephen Slesinger in the 1930s.
Following Milne's death, the rights to the franchise were licensed to animation studio Walt Disney Productions in 1961.
The vast number of projects completed by the studio in recent months also includes lamp shades based on Japanese cooking utensils and minimal watches with graphics taken from a draughtsman's tools.
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