Black Ruby: Debbie Wijskamp Recycles Tire Rubber Into Weird and Wonderful Housewares
Dutch industrial designer Debbie Wijskamp has created a fantastic collection of “Black Ruby” housewares made entirely from recycled tire rubber. Working from her Arnhem studio, this young designer enjoys handcrafting designs that explore new uses for everyday materials.
To make the Black Ruby collection, Debbie Wijskamp developed a technique that recycles widely available rubber powder into waterproof, functional objects. She creates small tire ‘pebbles’ and combines them using a polyurethane binder to create strange-looking cups, plates, bowls and vessels. Weird and wonderful, the Black Ruby collection would make a great topic of conversation at any dinner table.
Photo © Debbie Wijskamp
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