Together with Kenyan glass blowers, Arnout Visser and Simon Barteling researched new possibilities of the
steam driven glass oven in Kitengela, Kenya.
Sharing knowledge and developing new techniques, they have worked on a series of products with the materials available.
A lamp is made from a fell down cactus, bottles are recycled and transformed into new designs and even old glasses are re-used in
a new lamp.The workshop is a co-operation between two different worlds.The process in Africa is the other way round: Here we say:
“We need this and we need that”, but in Africa they say; Well, we have this so what can we do?”.
Bush Glass
In 2003 Bush Glass was nominated for the Rotterdam Design award.
The movie Bushglass