Surface Straws Function As An Attractive Table Centerpiece


Benjamin Hubert of experience design agency LAYER has collaborated with leading design magazine Surface on a collection of reusable glass straws.

Surface approached LAYER to design the straw set as a playful and eco-friendly product to raise brand awareness in different sectors. The problem with plastic Each year, billions of single-use plastic straws are disposed of around the world – and many of these end up on our beaches and in our oceans. As plastic straws become a dining taboo and cities move to ban their use, it is clear that a reusable alternative is needed.

Glass is reusable, recyclable, biodegradable and hypoallergenic, making it an ideal material to create a new kind of straw. It is easily cleaned and, unlike many metal straws, has no discernible impact on the taste of the drink. The use of glass also enables sculptural forms and the use of appetizing colors, enhancing the visual drinking experience.

Surface Straws are made from 100% recycled borosilicate glass, which is highly durable and more resistant to thermal shock than any other kind of glass. This quality makes it ideal for straws, which may be used for either hot or iced drinks.


Surface Straws are available as a collection of three straws in complementary colors displayed within a glass bell jar with a recycled rubber base. Each straw varies in height and diameter – making the set suitable for different kinds of drinks, from cocktails to bubble tea – and can be used for both hot and cold drinks.

When stored, the undulating glass stems interweave to create a dynamic, sculptural display that can be used as a visually intriguing centerpiece – much like a small vase of flowers is traditionally used to decorate tables. The elegant shapes take inspiration from nature and the organic forms of branches, reflecting the sustainable concept behind the product.




All images with courtesy of Layer Design

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