Nendo partnered with Coca-Cola in a new collection of tableware made from recycled bottles. Bottleware makes use of the iconic 1916 “contour bottle”, the ones that are continually collected, rinsed, and reused over and over again. Once these particular bottles couldn’t be used again for their original purpose, Nendo got to work and created this set that was recently exhibited at DESIGNTIDE TOKYO 2012.

Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca Cola Bottles in home furnishings art  Category

Nendo was enamored with the green tint that the bottles are known for, called “Georgia Green,” and the tiny air bubbles that show up in glass that’s been recycled. With a desire to showcase these traits, the designs were kept simple but with an intentional resemblance of the original bottle.

Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca Cola Bottles in home furnishings art  Category

Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca Cola Bottles in home furnishings art  Category

Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca Cola Bottles in home furnishings art  Category

Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca Cola Bottles in home furnishings art  Category

The exhibition:

Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca Cola Bottles in home furnishings art  Category

Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca Cola Bottles in home furnishings art  Category

Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca Cola Bottles in home furnishings art  Category

All photos: © COCA-COLA