A small business in the southern tip of Florida, known as Key West Bottles, flattens bottles and turns them into cheese boards, cutting boards, coasters and wall art. Each piece of glass has it’s own air bubbles and individual characteristics making each finished piece one of a kind. I love the concept!
I stumbled upon this fascinating idea while browsing through a friend’s copy of Draft Magazine for beer enthusiasts.
Operating in a studio, Pat Lloyd claims it requires a twenty-two hour process to melt down glass bottles and flatten them. All this for about $10.00 (plus $6.00 base shipping and $1.00 additional charge per bottle – likely waived if you supply your own.) Bottles bigger than regular single-serving beer and coca-cola sized are charged more.
Her motto: “You drink it…We’ll flatten it!”