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These are the very first glass products from a series Atelier NL will create out of sand from the dunes, beaches, rivers, deserts, mountains and sandpits. After intensive research and experimentation, designers Nadine Sterk and Lonny Ryswyck of Atelier NL managed to melt local ‘wild’ sand dug from the Zandmotor, into unique objects of glass.

The collection is called ‘ZandGlas’. Each piece is made from fused sand, forming a magnificent set composed of a carafe and three drinking glasses of varying size. These are tangible objects made from sand. They are beautifully crafted and tell a stunning narrative about the origins of the Netherlands and the sea, currents, winds, rivers, time and mankind.

carafeØ 10 x h 23 cm
large glass: Ø 8 x h 9 cm
medium glass: Ø 10 x h 7 cm
small glass: Ø 8 x h 5 cm

• about the Zandmotor

A key location for their excavation and analysis experiments is the Zandmotor, a pilot near Kijkduin (The Hague)  that uses the principles of ‘Building with Nature’, an initiative of the provincie Zuid-Holland and Rijkswaterstaat. In cooperation with our network of scientists, the designers learned the story behind the new coastal landscape. Zandmotor was built in 2011 mainly Pleistocene sands of the North Sea-bed, from the time when mammoths walked around on this location. The innovative project aims to generate new knowledge in times of climate change and sea level rise for our future coastal protection. A special note: Zandmotor is the only area outside the dike exposed to the tides that is built to change and even assimilate around 2030 in sea, beach and dunes. More: www.dezandmotor.nl