This collection is a bowl, a carafe, a tall and a short cup, which serve as products utilizing the gripping feature of sand. Our process involves hand-sketches to full scale foam and wood models to understand the best fit into hands. Sands are only used on the outer surface there the glass touches hands to create an haptic experience. This collection is hand-blown by local glass artists.
The sands originate from Iceland, Miami, Southern and Aegean Coast of Turkey in the collections photos. All items are also available in bespoke sand selection. Please read below and contact us on how to place a bespoke order.
SAND TO GLASS SERIES
When heated to 1,575 °C, sand becomes liquid. It is the detritus of pebbles, and pebbles are rocks that have been broken by pressure, baking sun, coursing water and frost shatter. When exposed to temperature and pressure, sand becomes glass. No matter its final form, every glass object contains centuries of history and deep connection to a physical landscape. In the Sand to Glass Series, sand is the both the raw material, and the glass itself.
Sand to Glass series sources sands from different geographies in the World. Vases, Glassware and DUO collections are made with different sand to glass infusion techniques referencing to the cycle in nature. Sand infused glass shows different patterns and textures and also create a haptic experience to reconnect users back to the nature.
Our Sand to Glass items are all available in bespoke sands. Please visit our online shop to browse all items. You can bring/send your own sand for a bespoke order or select the sands, which are available from the Arenophile page. Scientifically, no sand in the world is the same to another beach: Each sand is time - location specific since the nature changes all the time. Our sands are in limited quantity, therefore could be used up to a number of editions.