tertium non data
April 10, 2010 1:27 PM   Subscribe

Gülnur Özdağlar makes some amazing bowls and other artwork out of a surprising material...

...recycled PET plastic bottles.
posted by klausness (12 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
oh, the bowls and buttons are really AWSM. frustratingly slim info on her process, but cool stuff, nonetheless.
posted by lapolla at 1:46 PM on April 10, 2010

I like that she is reusing rather than recycling. It looks like the bottles are heated and/or glued, rather than being melted down and recast. Neat!
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:10 PM on April 10, 2010

Pour boiling water into a 2 liter pop bottle and you'll get something similar to a lot of these.
posted by DU at 2:15 PM on April 10, 2010

She collects, heats, cuts, melts, drill holes into and reshapes PET bottles.She thinks that the real solution is “upcycling” rather than plain recycling. Her aim is to substitute with labour and artistic value the characteristics that the material loses during transformation, thus obtaining a product of higher value
This is wicked cool. Reminds me of the yacht made out of soda bottles.
posted by localroger at 2:19 PM on April 10, 2010

More here.
posted by klausness at 3:00 PM on April 10, 2010

Tertium non data? I weep!
posted by kenko at 3:08 PM on April 10, 2010

They look gorgeous, and she's on the right track with artistic transformation, but she should have thought through the "reflective surface" photos. When they're all like that, it starts to look dishonest. It starts to look like maybe they don't look so hot without that nifty mirror effect.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 3:15 PM on April 10, 2010

I bet in real life they'd just look like melted plastic. Not something I'd want on my table.
posted by DarkForest at 3:36 PM on April 10, 2010

What's a PET bottle?
posted by salmacis at 4:06 PM on April 10, 2010

PET bottles
posted by infini at 4:45 PM on April 10, 2010

PET you might know it better as "polyester"
posted by localroger at 4:52 PM on April 10, 2010

I'll be trying this at home. I particularly like her jewelry.

But like gorgor_balabala, I think she's misrepresenting her creations through use of the mirror effect in the photographs. Doubled, they become different objects.
posted by doost at 10:25 PM on April 10, 2010

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