‘Bottleware’ – Upcycled Coca Cola Bottles

Since 1916, Coca Cola has maintained a close eco-friendship with the earth by recycling their iconic bottles. The bottles are collected, cleaned, and reused time after time, but eventually the bottles deteriorate and their lives as Coca-Cola vessels must come to an end. That’s where Japanese design firm nendo comes in. In collaboration with Coca Cola, Nendo has given new life to these retired bottles by creating lovely bowls and dishes that retain the greenish-blue tint, dimpled base, and distinctive lower shape of the original bottles. Take a closer look at this beautiful example of upcycling here.