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January 3, 2012

Hourglass Bottles

HourglassWineOn left: Louise Besseling’s “Moment Wine” concept; on right: “Khronos Wine” by Artur Janz, André Cardoso, Lucas Dranka, and William de lima

Many bottles are described as “hourglass shaped” but only a few actually pertain to the archaic time-keeping method.

Absinthe-WaterOn left: an hourglass-shaped Absinth bottle; on right: Inez Kochanowicz’s “Water Hour-Glass

And a few designers have also proposed making hourglasses from discarded bottles…

Upcycling-hourglassOn left: Danny Seo’s hourglasses made from Method bottles; on right: Recycline’s soda bottle hourglass

Randy Ludacer
Beach Packaging Design

One Response to “Hourglass Bottles”

  1. Daniel says:

    Well, my immediate response to Seo’s work was indeed to think about making some hour-glasses from emptied bottles.