Dirk Vander Kooij breathes new life into old plastic toys, videotapes and discarded computer equipment by transforming them into stylish and sustainable pieces of furniture. His studio’s collection exhibited at the Hemkade showroom in Zaandam, the Netherlands, was recently enriched by gorgeous new pieces made from recycled materials.
Dirk Vander Kooij‘s furnishings are made from e-waste and 3D-printed recycled materials. His collection now includes a lens-like lamp made from recycled synthetics and polished metal, a table made from molten disposable plastic, and a new line of coat racks manufactured using recycled synthetics.
The candy-colored Melting Pot Table looks like a 3D version of an abstract painting, but if you take a closer look of the table top, you’ll notice outlines and shapes of the objects it was made from. Old toys and video tapes were incorporated into the design, which consists of a round top fitted on a cone-shaped base.
Taking inspiration from the Fresnel lens, the artist designed his latest lamp as a gold celestial body that concentrates light into a relatively narrow beam of light which can often be found in lighthouses, searchlights and navigation lights.
One of the most interesting additions to the collection is the bubble-shaped Soap Cabinet. The outer layer of the structure supports wooden shelves and mimics the softness of foam while remaining sturdy.
The new edition of the Chubby Coat Rack in comprised of elements made from recycled synthetics which hold three wooden sticks together. The top two make a shelf for bags or hats, while the lower one is used as the hallstand for coats.