Famous Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek recently designed a beautiful set of baskets, bowls, and trays for Fair Trade Originals. Each piece was handcrafted in Vietnam using palm wood slabs according to the Fair Trade principles. Vietnamese handicraftsmen working in a family-owned workshop followed Piet Hein Eek’s designs to create a series of beautiful, functional objects by recycling a large batch of rejected breadboards.
Piet Hein Eek’s simple and elegant container collection finds a beautiful new use for recycled breadboards. Widely used in Southeast Asia, these type of containers could work as fruit bowls, as dinner table centerpieces, or just to hold whatever is needed. The wooden slabs are tightened with wire and knotted using a technique developed by the village’s fisherman.
Currently selling at Souk Shop, Piet Hein Eek’s recycled wood container collection is socially responsible and eco-friendly.
Photo © Piet Hein Eek