The illumination of a range of innovative surface materials has presented a dramatic role for LED Light Sheet as a component for unique interiors projects and there are few surfaces more exciting than those created by recycling innovators, Bottle Alley Glass. The company takes empty glass bottles destined for landfill and uses them to create imaginative products that are both beautiful and practical.
Philippa Ashbee of Bottle Alley Glass explains: “We love the fusion of our recycled glass and LED Light Sheet. The combination adds an element of elegance to any kitchen.”
The careful method by which the handmade glass products are created is itself a fascinating process. Bottles are first sifted and matched by bottle type to deliver consistency of colour; for example, all green Gordon’s Gin bottles are grouped together. The bottles are then broken up, ready to be reused.
In this project, glass workers laid out by hand pieces of white glass to the required thickness of the splash-back, then placed coloured glass (brown Bulmer’s cider bottles) on top to create the bespoke and individual design of the glass. The glass was then fired in a large kiln and the robust material polished before installation, with LED Light Panel providing the illumination of the surface. This bespoke and painstaking process is used in the creation of all products from Bottle Alley Glass which include architectural features, decorative items of furniture and kitchen or bathroom features.
Images courtesy of Bottle Alley Glass