Method & SFMOMA Introduce 'Glass for Good'
by Rudy Sanchez on 11/19/2018 | 2 Minute Read
method, makers of non-toxic cleaning products in bright colors and clean, fun designs, has a track record of sustainable business practices: buying renewable energy credits, running a third of their of their trucks on biodiesel, and using 100% recycled plastic for their core bottles. They encourage their customers to refill their bottles using refill pouches, which use less plastic than their bottles and is cheaper than buying new bottles.
As chic as their hand soap bottles look on your countertop, method decided they can do better, with a limited edition glass bottle, called “Glass for Good,” made in partnership with and available at SFMOMA.
The bottle features a faceted design reminiscent of cut glass carafes, decanters and other containers you might find in your kitchen or bar cart. The hand pump provides a modern copper-toned flare, and the bottle holds 9oz of hand soap. The method glass bottle comes in a black and copper cylinder package, with the same gem faceted design and is pre-filled with method’s “violet noir,” described as “a subtle medley of violet leaf, lavender, and cedarwood.”
“Method has a history of creating desire in mundane categories, and this scenario was no different- we wanted to create desire," says Sean McGreevy, Design Director at method. "We believe design can create behavior change and act as the tipping point to persuade consumers to move from single-use plastics to a more sustainable refill/durable model. Glass not only provided a premium experience and aesthetic but offered durability and a recyclable end-of-life scenario."Sean also said he was inspired by nature and geometry when designing the “Glass for Good” bottle. “I have always been fascinated with gems and how they are cut to maximize luminescence. When I was playing around with a few transparent prototypes, I noticed how light would scatter as it passed through the different designs and cast interesting reflections onto my workspace. I thought that this could be a unique way to add life to something relatively static,” Sean adds.
“Since method has generously donated the glass bottles, the profits from each sale directly benefit our education programs, which serve more than 60,000 students, teachers and families each year," said Jana Machin, director of SFMOMA Museum Stores, in the same press release.If you want to gussy up your countertop with a “Glass for Good” bottle, they are available online and at the SFMOMA store for $15, while supplies last.