At the weissensee school of art and design berlin, Professor Barbara Schmidt, Professor of Product Design, led the winter semester 2016/2017 again a seminar that brought the students into contact with glass. In this project, the bottle was the focus. The students participated in the glass competition organized by the Italian packaging glass manufacturer Bruni, who was looking for new designs in the categories such as bottle for wine, brandy, vinegar / oil or canned glass. With the technicians, the short-listed designs are developed to technical feasibility. The project was supplemented by an excursion to the Thuringian Forest, where various glass production sites for machine bottle and bottle production as well as craft glassmaking were visited in and around Lauscha.