Scandi-Style Glass Novelty Sticks (Set)

R260.00

Scandi-Style Glass Novelty Sticks (Set)

R260.00

So this is a really strange one – it’s not often that I sell something where I really have no idea what the object is! I was tempted to call these swizzle sticks, but unless you’re drinking a world-record sized margarita, they’re just way too long to be used for mixing drinks. My second thought was that they might be intended as decoration for pot plants (as per our main pic), but the ends of the sticks aren’t really sharp enough – the stick that I used is actually broken at its end (the only one that’s damaged), so it went into the soil relatively easily – I’m not sure how well the rest of them would do?

So at the end of the day I really have no idea what these are, but that certainly doesn’t stop me from thinking that they’re completely fabulous! They look to be the work of Swedish designer Erik Höglund who was responsible for the two dimensional zoo animals produced by Kosta Boda, which bare a similarity to today’s curious faces, as do the glass stoppers in his People series. I consulted with my regular glass expert, Barbara from Skyscraper in Cape Town, and she concurred, so that’s our joint best guess! If anyone else has any ideas please feel free to leave a comment below!

Dimensions: Longest stick – 36.5cm long x 5cm wide; Shortest stick – 26cm long x 4.5cm wide

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Nicola
1 year 6 months ago

Something about the shapes of the faces makes me thing they could be used as salad servers. Or maybe they were intended to be used as pitcher stirrers.