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Artistically transforming plastic into innovative products

Yusuké Y. Offhause presents Fuwa Fuwa – a series of organic pieces crafted from treating plastic bottles that can be utilized as sake bottles or even fragrance diffusers.

Artistically transforming everyday objects, Geneva-based Franco-Japanese artist Yusuké Y. Offhause presents ‘Fuwa Fuwa’ – a series of fascinating organic pieces crafted from treating plastic bottles that can be utilized as sake bottles or even fragrance diffusers.

Beautifully exploring the notion of imperfection, he positively uses it as a source of creation and in playing an aesthetic role.

“Being interested in a quality that is provoked by accident, I see the potential in the reactivation of objects towards a usage for which they were not initially meant” says Yusuké Y. Offhause.

Instead of transparent plastic – Offhause innovatively introduces a heterogeneous material, granular or composite, reminiscent of oxidized iron or archaeological underwater remains. 

Fuwa Fuwa by Yusuké Y. Offhause
© Baptiste Coulon

Seamlessly blending design and art – “my work is influenced by archeological pieces exhibited in museums and based on pre-existing forms such as plastic packaging for products found in supermarkets.

These forms with singular rigid structures inspired me to utilize them to generate new objects by replacing the plastic that it embodies” Offhause adds. 

The conceptual eclectic products in this extraordinary series are brilliantly fabricated by replacing the transparent plastic in bottles with glass and ceramic. 

They effortlessly recall their original form by showcasing a ceramic archeological object conserved and skillfully crystallized with glass.
Glass or transparent resin sketches the missing piece while the ceramic element evokes a feel of being archaic as well as futuristic at the same time – “the universal and contemporary resonance of this temporal ambiguity is what interests me” says Offhause.

© Baptiste Coulon
Fuwa Fuwa by Yusuké Y. Offhause
© Baptiste Coulon

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