CRT Glass TV Coasters


It’s often said that the leap to digital has created a new generation that is unable to appreciate the beauty of the analog (or physical, however you want to put it). Growing up in the ’90s, I never truly appreciated Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) TVs or computer monitors. Sci-fi movies and TV shows told us the future was flat-panel this and flat-panel that. Thinner displays was, and still is, an obsession for many tech companies.

And yet, despite my unending fascination with the future of technology, I find myself pining for the analog days. Fireclay founder Paul Burns knows that feeling, which is why his company has created a one-of-a-kind project that crushes and recycles glass from the old tubes and turns them into polished drink coasters. And because CRT glass is extremely tough, you can expect these coasters to be equally as scratch-resistant and strong, too.

A set of four CRT coasters in “Phosphor” gray will cost $25. Additional goodies and perks are included for backers who make larger contributions. Fireclay’s already smashed its Kickstarter funding, but it looks like the coasters haven’t sold out yet. If you still haven’t finished your holiday shopping, these would make great gifts.

Price: $25+
Source: Kickstarter