Wednesday, August 22, 2012

99 bottles of beer in the wall?

As a glass artist, I have a weakness for architectural glass, and I was blown away by this Heineken bottle. The WOBO bottle is a vintage concept, originally designed in 1965 after Mr. Heineken took a trip to the Caribbean and was struck by the bottles scattered on the beach and the lack of good building materials. The big idea is that the bottle would have a secondary use as a brickl. Best I can find, they manufactured only 100,000 or so bottles, and there are only a couple of structures built with them that are still standing.

Enjoy the photos, and if you want to learn more, there's a great article on the WOBO at Inhabitat.

Images from Inhabitat.

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