Wonky Works is a Vadodara-based glass design studio that upcycles glass into cool art, furniture and even pendants. The first-of-its-kind in India, this one is all for sustainability and green design. Like something? They ship across the country.
This All-Women Venture Upcycles Glass Bottles Into Cool Decor & Jewellery
A Glass Act
Ekta, the glass mason and the brand’s founder has decidedly chosen to work with a bunch of women colleagues. Everything from the furnace to packaging and shipping is handled by these worker bees who artfully turn discarded glass into utility products.
Talking about how they’ve evolved, their range of products has grown from being just all sorts of distorted, tipsy vases to quirky tableware (how adorable are these masala holders?!) and desk accessories (hello, you plant and book clutch). We obviously have a soft spot for these mini flower pots along with these special chappat planters that stick to bare walls to bring them to life.
For those who aren’t exactly the house proud variety, you can check out these mini plants stuffed inside necklaces or perfume bottles with tiny notes. This is so not the kind of jewellery that’s usual but hey, it’s cool, it’s sustainable and it’s so adorable. Isn’t it?
Wondering how they get all this glass to upcycle? Well, used bottles of oil, vinegar and more from homes, discarded medicine bottles, local folks looking to dispose off beer and wine bottles or even neighbourhood scrap dealers willing to sell off glass rejects… Wonky Works sources its glass supplies from every possible avenue. In fact, they have now come to a point where a lot of in-the-know people just land up and leave bottles they have no use for.
So, We're Saying...
By now you’re probably wishing that the studio was closer home so you could get rid of all those kitchen bottles lying around? Well, there’s a way. If you can courier bottles to Ekta’s workspace, she can create something for you and go as far as to personalise it with an etched impression of your name, initials, a quote or anything at all.
Check out their products and order here.