The Glass Slipper

Glass Slipper
skateboard, 2010
Adrian Rubi-Dentzel
polycarbonate, LEDs, metal, pulyurethane

The product of nostalgic futurism and California lore, the Glass Slipper is a crystal clear, glowing skateboard. During the day, watch the prism-flecked sidewalk pass under you. At night, glide down the street on an illuminated crystal slab.

Each Glass Slipper is hand-shaped out of a single piece of clear polycarbonate by Adrian Rubi-Dentzel at UFACTO in Paris, France, and features Moonlights light-up risers, Black Eggs wheels, and Steely Shieldless bearings, all by Solitary Arts, and “22” trucks by Ace.

On show and available at Phillips de Pury at Saatchi Gallery in London.

Incidentally, Adrian also has a music recording studio called The Glass Cube, here in Nayarit. It sits about 200 yards from my local surf break. The Glass Cube has recorded the music of Leslie Feist, The Whitest Boy Alive, Broken Social Scene and Kings of Convenience. Adrian also makes beautiful things like furniture, check out his site and blog