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Luciano Aldrighi

JUMP! Hay Filled Wooden Pallet Lets You Dive Into Fun

by , 09/22/11

Cities may be full of life, but they can also often fall short when it comes to providing a sense of wonderment. To give more lackluster spaces within the urban landscape an extra bit of cheeriness, RURAL BOXX has designed JUMP! This ingenious design is built simply from eco wooden pallets and filled with hay, and aims to provide an exciting installation that you can either dive into (literally) or use as a place for artistic performances, a cinema or an outdoor picnic area. Watch the video above to see exactly how JUMP! works – the installation even comes with instructions how to safely jump into the hay!

+ JUMP!

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3 Comments

  1. zorzinik September 24, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Hi Jason, thanks for the interesting information. About this project: it’s PEFC certified wood. Jump in and enjoy!

  2. Jason Greene September 23, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Unless you know exactly where these wood pallets came from and how they have been treated, you better jump right back out. Wood pallets are often treated with toxic pesticides and fungicides. Formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, is also often found in wood pallets. Plus, if they’re used they may have picked up pathogens such as salmonella and listeria.

    Once these substances are in a wood pallet, they cannot be cleaned out no matter how hard you try or what methods you use. Scrubbing, sanding or planning will not remove all contamination from a wood pallet. Wood pallets are porous and the chemicals and other contaminants just soak in, never to leave. If you want to create a hay bin, use some other material. Wood pallets aren’t the eco-choice.

  3. caeman September 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    If one needs instructions on how to jump into a pile of hay, you have much more serious problems than a pile of hay can solve.

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