Adam Nathaniel Furman’s “Blue Quay” Tumbler and “Fluted Buoy” vase are exquisite pieces made entirely from recycled glass. Inspired by marine relics, these geometric pieces embody the perfect imperfection of recycled glass, reimagining the Phoenician technique of glass blowing.
The line was created to replicate the aquatic and ancient environment of Phoenician cities, with the pieces resembling treasures washed up on the beach from lost civilizations. The artisans behind the recycled collection are Lebanon’s most prolific family of glassblowers, with generations of experience.
Using a Phoenician furnace, the artisan pulls out a glowing ball of molten glass with a metal rod and blows air into it to create a glowing bubble. After rotating the pole to create a bulbous shape, the glass is inserted into a custom-made cast-iron mold to take the desired shape before being detached from the metal bar.
Finally, the glass is given to another artisan who uses a diamond cutter to achieve maximum precision, cutting the top of the vase and tumblers to perfection.