Alicja Patanowska spent over a month scavenging London’s streets in the early morning, finding and collecting glasses from bus stops, benches, curbs and alleys.
Subsequently the many shapes of these discarded items have led to an assortment of handmade parts that can be inserted into a variety of glass vessels sizes. These unique porcelain components are suitable for growing plants and when turned upside down it can be used as a mini greenhouse, ideal during seed germination.
The act of physically touching and collecting potentially dangerous waste, discarded by others, reveals something of society’s value system: our real focus is not the possessions but the need to acquire. How can a handmade process change this?
Design: Alicja Patanowska