If you are an eco-minded person, the joy of drinking wine is effectively cancelled out when you look at the pile of wasted bottles that are left over. Barcelona-based studio Lucirmás has come up with an innovative way to upcycle empty wine bottles with no waste.
The Pure-Bottle is a three-part set of objects made from a single wine bottle. With two strategic cuts, one bottle becomes a spoon, a lantern and a drinking glass.
The glass is sandblasted to remove any sharp edges, leaving surprisingly elegant objects that would be equally at home in a four-star restaurant or at your breakfast table.
Enterprising DIYers with the right equipment could easily replicate these objects at home. Glass cutting tools and fine-grit sandpaper, along with plenty of safety gear and the appropriate training with those tools, are all that is needed to make something useful and entirely wonderful out of your discarded wine bottles.
“Lucirmás was founded in 2006 in Barcelona by Italian designer Lucia Bruni. Lucia has created the Lucirmás atelier, to bring excellence to sustainable glass design. The result is elegant, useful and sustainable products designed to live a long life and that easily adapt to multiple spaces. Lucia is a supporter of artisan manufacturing techniques, and designs, manufactures and sells her own collections through her website and in stores throughout Europe.”
“After having studied Fine Arts in Italy – a beginning that has been key in defining the aesthetics and narrative of her collections – Lucia’s career took a change of direction after moving to Barcelona and being selected for the AdiFad Medal Award from barcelona in 2006. Since then in his atelier he has created a sublime fusion between design, craftsmanship and sustainability.”