Benjamin Hubert of experience design agency LAYER has collaborated with leading design magazine Surface on a collection of reusable glass straws. Surface Straws not only offer an alternative to environmentally problematic disposable plastic straws, but also function as an attractive table centerpiece. Surface approached LAYER to design the straw set as a playful and eco-friendly product to raise brand awareness in different sectors.
Surface Straws are made from 100% recycled borosilicate glass, which is highly durable and more resistant to thermal shock than any other kind of glass. This quality makes it ideal for straws, which may be used for either hot or iced drinks.
Surface Straws are available as a collection of three straws in complementary colours displayed within a glass bell jar with a recycled rubber base. Each straw varies in height and diameter – making the set suitable for different kinds of drinks, from cocktails to bubble tea – and can be used for both hot and cold drinks.
When stored, the undulating glass stems interweave to create a dynamic, sculptural display that can be used as a visually intriguing centrepiece – much like a small vase of flowers is traditionally used to decorate tables. The elegant shapes take inspiration from nature and the organic forms of branches, reflecting the sustainable concept behind the product.
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