A series of remodeled glass bottles emerged from Laura Jungmann’s Product Design diploma “Same, same. But different”. This multiply rewarded work was the origin for the glass collection SAMESAME, which was realized in cooperation with glass blower Cornelius Réer.
SAMESAME is a collection of reformed glass objects, created by Cornelius Réer in his glass manufacture and produced from commercially available glass bottles. Those industrially produced bottles are being revalued both functionally and esthetically by means of traditional craftsmanship. Thus, the distinctive features of the industrially produced bottles are being preserved while their esthetics become contradictory: A high-value individual item originates from a standardized mass product.
SAMESAME is an attempt to show a new creative way to alternative product and production thinking. But first of all it’s a tribute to an increasingly forgotten trade.