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Plastic Blowing Project
by Kodai Iwamoto

Standard PVC plastic pipes transform into flower vases by combining the old fashioned manufacturing process of glass-blowing.

Plastic pipes, basically used for distributing water, are easily available at local DIY stores. By applying air pressure into a closed pipe, which was slowly warmed by a heater to make it soft, my flower vase was born. As with glass blowing, many factors such as the shape of the mould, air-pressure and the speed of heating the pipe's surface, affect the shape of an object. Even though it's mass produced and cheap material, I believe that the hand-making process gives the pipe a new value by transforming it into a well-made object.

Designer: Kodai Iwamoto
Shortlisted for: Homeware design

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