Top 10 Bizarre Illadelph Glass Coil Waterpipes
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Illadelph Glass is a top tier American waterpipe and functional glass art production company based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Illadelph Glass Inc. was founded in 2002 by highly skilled and renowned glassblower Luca Falso.
With his highly extensive background in scientific glassblowing, Luca was able to transfer the technology of borosilicate coil condenser production from use in science labs to highly functional use in the pipe-making industry.
The principle behind the function of the Illadelph Glass Coil Condenser is that any air or smoke traveling through the coil will be cooled to sub-zero temperatures without adding any moisture vapor particles from ice to the air/smoke and into the users lungs. The glass coil is surrounded by glycerin gel that can withstand solidifying in freezing temperatures. The Illadelph Glass glycerin gel-filled coil is removable from its base and is able to be put into the freezer.
The Coil Condenser waterpipe is a flagship original product of Illadelph Glass and the company has innovated and improved upon the original design drastically over the years since it's introduction. Along with the coil condenser, Illadelph Glass creates very intricate ashcatcher and snorkel filtration systems that compliment the coil to ensure the smoothest smoking experience.
Many of these innovations are highlighted and displayed in Illadelph's one-of-a-kind custom coil condenser sets. A large portion of custom sets are solely produced by Illadelph Glass but Illadelph Glass will also collaborate with world renowned glass artists to create beautiful custom coil sets that feature art and function from that collaborating artist as well as themselves.
Sometimes, the highly progressive and innovative Illadelph Glass will take their perfect marriage of scientific function and art...and they will throw in some HARDCORE STEROIDS into the mix!
The following 10 custom coil condenser sets from Illadelph Glass are some of the most bizarre ones we have found at AllGlass:
#10: The Illadelph Glass Sublime Glow-In-The-Dark Fetus Coil
The Illadelph Glass Sublime Fetus Coil was created in Summer 2010.
This custom creation features Kiwi glass color throughout the coil, ashcatcher, and the fetus itself giving the coil a very distinctive and futuristic feel.
The fetus is created to optically be floating within a sphere within the coil.
This coil condenser set's base houses a complex wig wag design as well as reticello design work.
The Sublime Fetus coil features a 5 piece snorkel ashcatcher system.
#9: The Illadelph Glass x JOP Chicken-Themed Collaboration Coil
Created in 2008, this OG Illadelph Glass Coil Condenser waterpipe features the amazing lampwork of JoP [Josh Opdenaker]
This custom coil collaboration between JoP & Illadelph Glass features a large 'chicken prep' tree perc built into the beaker base.
The chicken-themed coil set also features a matching JoP chicken 14mm slide
#8: The Illadelph Glass Reticello UV-Cobalt Custom Double Coil
This beautiful lavender 'UV' purple and cobalt glass Illadelph Glass Double Coil was custom built in 2010.
The custom double coil setup features reticello design-work throughout the piece and also features a Collin's Base pyramid perc beaker base.
The double coil is worked with the lavender & cobalt glass and the removable slide has the matching reticello base as the rest of the piece.
This custom Illadelph Glass creation features a 5 piece snorkel system ashcatcher for maximum filtration.
#7: The Illadelph Glass x Snic Glass Electroformed Inline Collaboration Coil
This 2011 custom Killadelph Inline Coil collaboration from Snic & Illadelph Glass is definitely a head turner.
This is the first concentrate based piece created by Illadelph Glass, a realm they would not enter again until 2014.
The piece features Snic Glass's signature electroplating of both metal and glass objects; over 20 objects are electroplated to this piece!
The custom Illadelph x Snic coil setup features a glass head created by Snic as well as a custom matching bell/skillet set swing arm set for concentrates
#6: The Illadelph Glass Inner Space Monkey Custom Coil
The Inner Space Monkey custom coil from Illadelph Glass was created in the winter of 2010.
This space monkey piece from Illadelph Glass features space tubing atop the coil piece and throughout the coil itself.
The coil features a Saturn etched disc in its center
The space monkey design was etched into the inside of the beaker base prior to the piece's completion.
The snorkel ashcatcher system featured on this Illadelph is an inline ashcatcher attached to the base with a double disc A/C then fitting into the inline A/C.
#5: The 2009 SALT x Illadelph Glass Collaboration Coil Set #22
In the spring of 2009, glass sculpture artist SALT visited Illadelph Glass for an intensive collaboration session that lasted 10 days.
The product of this session was 21 original numbered collaboration coil sets.
One additional bizarre set was later commissioned as SALT x Illadelph Glass Coil Set #22. This is #22.
It features SALT's phenomenal work throughout the entire piece and has 7 SALT glass eyes peering at you at all times.
This is the only SALT x Illadelph Glass Collaboration Coil set that features a snorkel system ashcatcher - a 5 piece one.
This is also the only SALT collab coil that features Illadelph's very rare Donut Perc. The donut perc on this piece is especially unique in that it is heavily worked by SALT.
#4: The Illadelph Glass 4 Foot AOP [All-Over-Print] It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia Coil
This bizarre Illadelph Glass coil creation was custom made for the cast of the hit FX television series It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
It is featured in Season 6 Episode 10 titled Charlie Kelly: King of the Rats and can be seen when Dennis, Mac, and Sweet Dee enter the apartment of Duncan, a friend of Frank's from 'down by the bridge'.
This full cobalt beast is the tallest Illadelph Glass Coil built to date. Both the base and the coil measure to 2 feet long each, making the tube's total height 4 feet when fully assembled.
The 4ft 'It's Always Sunny Coil' features deeply laser engraved AOP [All-Over-Print design] Illadelph crests throughout the piece as well as a 24mm heavy-hitter sized joint.
What would the Always Sunny Illadelph be without a huge matching cobalt Illadelph Heavy Hitter 18mm oversized party-bowl?!
We actually are the current owners of this custom coil setup. We acquired it directly from FX Studios in Los Angeles, California...and let's just say it didn't seem completely unused...
*Keep a lookout in the future for our feature article on this piece.
#3: The Illadelph Glass x Hitman Glass Quad Coil Collaboration
This bizarre clear glass Illadelph Glass x Hitman Glass Killadelph Inline Triple Coil Set was created in 2010.
The Hitman coil features Hitman Glass's double gridded circ perc in the full-size inline base.
This custom triple coil also features a double-headed slide for double the pack
The coil setup has a custom stemless disc diffused upstem ashcatcher and features sandblasted scopes throughout.
#2: The Illadelph Glass Double Jacked Collins Base Pyramid Perc Quad Coil
This is the one of a kind Illadelph Glass Double Collins Base Quad Coil, produced in early 2013.
This cobalt glass signature piece features not one, but two Collins Base pyramid percs inside of it.
One pyramid was built within the other by Tim Collins. This was done for maximum percolation and diffusion.
#1: The Illadelph Glass Double Donut Quad Coil With Snorkel System Ashcatcher
The bizarrest of the bizarre Illadelph Glass Coil Condenser Pieces is this behemoth pictured above, created by Illadelph Glass in 2009.
This Illadelph Glass Quad Coil features a double-donut perc with a precision downstem. This is one of the most difficult bases to produce and requires extreme skill and precision. A dual ended glass on glass downstem has to precisely be made down to the .0001 of a millimeter to be able to fit between the perfectly aligned female joints in the beaker and bottom donut perc.
Additionally, this quad coil fetaures an extra large upper donut perc.
This beautiful beast features reticello work throughout the piece.
Lastly, the Double Donut Reticello Quad Coil from Illadelph Glass features a 4 piece snorkel A/C system.