CRUSHED GLASS BY ROB BRANDT
A true design classic, the crushed cup by Dutch designer Rob Brandt in collaboration with designlabel Goods. The glasses are inspired by the well-known plastic cups - but they are made of recycled glass which gives the glass a greenish look.
When the hospital where Rob Brandt worked switched from coffee mugs to plastic coffee cups, not everyone was happy. Although it saves money and washing time, the plastic cup is much more unstable, you burn your hands quicker and plastic has a negative environmental impact. Because Rob Brandt (1946) had by now become so accustomed to the sound of crushed plastic cups, the shape of this plastic cup inspired him to design a 'crushed' cup out of glass.
This anecdote is indicative of the working method of designer Rob Brandt. He is able to connect widespread clichés in society and draw out the beauty of them. By distilling the essence of these everyday practices, he is able to show them in a new light. This creates innovative products with a twist.
1 crushed glass
Height 10 cm