Japanese designer Kodai Iwamoto asked himself, “What would happen if an old manufacturing process met a cheap and mass-produced material?”

Iwamoto used traditional glass blowing techniques and standard PVC plastic pipes to create these beautiful vases, on display now at Milan Design Week 2018.

The pipes are heated for a short time and then blown into a standard wood mould. The finished vases are part of the Ex-Portation exhibit open now through April 22, 2018.

Kodai Iwamoto was born in Kagoshima, Japan and graduated with a Masters in Product Design from École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) in Switzerland. To see more of his work visit:

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