To See a World in a Grain of Sand

— A Collaborative Archive

This ongoing project investigates sand as an incredible natural resource by inviting people from all over the world to send us a sample from their favourite location. The sand is then melted into a small glass sample that reveals the unique colours embedded within that very place, and becomes a part of our expanding collaborative archive and touring exhibition.

Exhibition at Dutch Design Week (October 2017)

The exhibition takes the form of a map which displays the varying colours of glass from all over the world  >

The production studio at Atelier NL

DDW visitors explore the exhibition, chatting and reading about different stories of sand  

Visit  to contribute to the project or read more stories of sand!