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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
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.
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Photo © Piet Hein Eek
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URLs in this post:
 Piet Hein Eek: http://www.pietheineek.nl
 Fair Trade Originals: http://fairtrade.nl/
 bowls: http://www.inhabitatshop.com/bambu-bowls.html
 Souk Shop: http://soukshop.com
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