Sunday, January 31, 2010

piet hein for fairtrade org

Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek has been a recycle-trendsetter for ages. Everyone here knows his (worldwide copied) waste-wood tables and chairs. He was asked to do a project in Vietnam for the Fairtrade organisation. The problem for small wood manufacturers there is the humid climate. Once the products arrive in the west, the wood is warping. Piet Hein Eek now designed a series of baskets made of thin wood slats that are strung together, so shrinking and expanding don't have an effect on the final product. So clever.

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