Nendo Tableware Reuses Coca-Cola Bottles

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 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.

The exhibition:

All photos: © COCA-COLA

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.