January’s almost coming to an end (yes I know!) and with 2020 hurtling along in full force, being eco-friendly is now a way of life. There’s simply no excuse for hurting the environment, which includes using the nefarious disposable plastic straws. Metal and paper alternatives are available, but metallic straws tend to alter the flavor of our drinks, and the paper ones disintegrate before we can even manage to finish our drinks.
In an attempt to create a solution, Benjamin Hubert of London-based design agency Layer collaborated with design magazine Surface to produce the Surface Straws! Created from recycled borosilicate glass, these straws are sculptural beauties. Recyclable, reusable, hypoallergenic, and easy to clean and maintain, these aesthetic straws also make for eye-catching centerpieces! Each straw comes in different height and diameter, so they’re perfect for sipping on any drink, whether it’s a stress-relieving cocktail, a frothy milkshake, or maybe that glass of water your body needs! The triad of straws come in subtle shades of green, with one bordering on grey. The different heights and complementary color schemes of the straws add on to their visual appeal.
Placed within a glass bell jar, supported by a recycled rubber base, the straws resemble the branches of a tree, interweaving with another to create a nature-inspired organic display. The glass straws can be used time and again, ideal for hot and cold drinks, with their visual appeal transforming them into items we can use every day with joy!
Designer: Benjamin Hubert of Layer with Surface Magazine