Money box manufactured by the Centre International d'Art Verrier CIAV in Meisenthal, France
Made within the framework of Heart of Glass research project led by ECAL’s Master Product Design department between 2012 and 2014, the Meisenthal workshop aim was to create a collection of simple objects, which would require as few manufacturing steps as possible and be suitable for production in the facility.
The idea behind BLING was to minimize to the fullest the steps needed to hand make a money box, in order for it to remain inexpensive. The money box is blown in a mould, then pinched while still hot with a specially designed plier in one quick gesture and set directly in the lehr where it will slowly cool down until the next day. Once it is taken out, it does not require any other manipulation and can go straight onto the shop shelves.
Packshot photography by Nicolas Genta
Heart of Glass photography by ECAL/Luke Archer