Upcycling plastic bottles into pretty bowls

We love these bowls by Artist Gülnur Özdağlar. They are elegant and delicate. And surprisingly enough, made from plastic bottles.

However, this is no traditional recycling, but what Özdağlar calls upcycling. She explains that she substitutes the physical value lost during the process with labour and artistic value.

She has called the collection Tertium Non Data, a latin phrase that means the third is not given. It’s also an alchemic term referring to the process of combining to distinct elements to produce a third one. In this case, the two bottles turning into a very nice fruit bowl.

All this arty and alchemic talk seems a tad complicated to us though. And we just think it’s some very pretty and impressive recycling art.

(Source: If It’s Hip, It’s Here)

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