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Plastic Pipes Transformed Into Hand Blown Vases

Plastic pipes used to distribute water transformed into hand blown vases. A new project by Kodai Iwamoto.

Exploring the potential of combining an old manufacturing process with a cheap, easily-available material, the Japanese product designer applied the technique of glass blowing to turn plastic pipes used to distribute water into works of art.

By applying air pressure into a closed pipe, Kodai Iwamoto then slowly warmed the pipe with a heater to make it soft and moldable. as with glass blowing, many factors such as the shape of the mold, air-pressure and the speed of heating the pipe’s surface affect the shape of an object. the collection of vases born out of plastic tubes will be exhibited as part of ventura future from 17 to 22 of April.

Plastic pipes, basically used for distributing water, are easily available at local DIY stores. By applying air pressure into a closed pipe, which was slowly warmed by a heater to make it soft, my flower vase was born. As with glass blowing, many factors such as the shape of the mould, air-pressure and the speed of heating the pipe’s surface, affect the shape of an object.

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