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Tomas Kral: Upgrade Series

by Brian Fichtner
on 15 October 2008

Applying traditional glass cutting techniques and gold labels to industrial bottles and jars for his recent project called "Upgrade," the young Slovakian designer Tomas Kral, a recent graduate from Ecal (Lausanne's University of Art and Design), is becoming a talent to be reckoned with. Similar to Tord Boontje's transGlass series for Artecnica — everyday wine and beer bottles given new life through cutting and etching — Kral's experimentation with industrial jars and bottles employs traditional craft techniques to breathe new life (and beauty) into anonymous design.

He presented the smart collection at this year's 100% Design in London but it's also on show at a pop-up exhibition in London through 19 October 2008. Get more info and check out more images at Dezeen.

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