plastic pipes used to distribute water transformed into hand blown vases – designboom


Kodai Iwamoto transforms mass-produced plastic pipes into ‘Ex-portation’, a series of flower vases on show during Milan Design Week. exploring the potential of combining an old manufacturing process with a cheap, easily-available material, the Japanese product designer applied the technique of glass blowing to turn plastic pipes used to distribute water into works of art.

By applying air pressure into a closed pipe, Kodai Iwamoto then slowly warmed the pipe with a heater to make it soft and mouldable. 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.

Source: plastic pipes used to distribute water transformed into hand blown vases

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