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Piet Hein Eek’s Fair Trade Baskets are Beautifully Handcrafted from Recycled Palm Wood

Posted By Ana Lisa Alperovich On January 13, 2012 @ 4:20 pm In Decorative Objects,Green Materials,Green Products | No Comments

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Famous Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek [1] recently designed a beautiful set of baskets, bowls, and trays for Fair Trade Originals [2]. 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.

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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 [3], 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 [4], Piet Hein Eek’s recycled wood container collection is socially responsible and eco-friendly.

+ Piet Hein Eek [1]

Photo © Piet Hein Eek

 


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[1] Piet Hein Eek: http://www.pietheineek.nl

[2] Fair Trade Originals: http://fairtrade.nl/

[3] bowls: http://www.inhabitatshop.com/bambu-bowls.html

[4] Souk Shop: http://soukshop.com

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