10 April 2015

Art Exhibition Celebrates 100 Years Of The Iconic Coca-Cola Bottle

Andy Warhol, ‘Three Coke Bottles’, 1962

The Coca-Cola bottle was designed by the Root Glass Company in Terre Haute, Indiana, inspired by an illustration of a cocoa pod. As the iconic bottle turns 100 this year, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta presents The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100.

The exhibit shows how a normal mass-produced soda bottle can become one of the world's biggest design success stories. The visual symbol is a result of universally appealing design elements with relentless advertising, and many artists and designers have used it as a muse.

The exhibition features many artists including Andy Warhol, who has famously used the Coca-Cola bottle in his work for decades. Others include Japan-based firm Nendo's ‘Bottleware’, a range of stackable bowls modeled after the bottle, in green glass.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Esther Bubley, ‘Coca-Cola Wall’, Texas, 1945.

Patent: Coca-Cola Contour Bottle

Nendo, ‘Bottleware’, 2012

Nendo, ‘Bottleware’, 2012

Jan Saudek, ‘Broken Bottle’, 1973.

Andy Warhol, ‘Coca-Cola (3)’, 1962, casein on canvas.