Sugar Glass – Fernando Laposse – (Mexico)

Kingdom: Vegetabile.

//Description

“The project is a combination between kitchen crafts and a basic industrial process of manufacture. These drinking glasses are made 100% of melted sugar which is roto-moulded into a hollow drinking vessel and drive inspiration from Murano glass art and cinema break away glass props. They can be batch produced by using a custom made silicon mould and their use is intended for one night events like private cocktail parties, gallery openings, etc.

The users swirl they glasses in a dramatic gesture reminiscent of enjoying fine liquor, and as they start to slowly dissolve, they progressively render their contents sweeter. Once the alcohol is consumed, the object devolves into a lollipop, turning the concoction into a more infantile experience.” (Fernando Laposse, 2012)

Material Qualities

Kingdom Attributes

  • Matte
  • Textured
  • Warm
  • Expendable
  • Rough
  • Discontinue Surface Pattern
  • Light
  • Irregular

Specific Material Attributes

  • Translucent
  • Sonorous
  • Cheap
  • Fluffy
  • Warm
  • Flexible
  • Bumpy
  • Colorless
  • Airy
  • Functional

Basic Ingredients

  • Sugar

Contact

Fernando Laposse

+44 (0) 7531 552 507

London, Britain

www.fernandolaposse.com

info@fernandolaposse.com

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Images property of the material owners.

– Laposse, F. (2012) Sugar Glass. Retrieved from http://www.fernandolaposse.com/projects/sugar-glass/