Netherland-based Designers Repurpose Cork, Stone, and Plastic
Cork, stone, and scrap plastic twirl into fine furnishings in the hands of these Netherlands-based designers.
Company: Studio Guilty
Product: Gravel Column
Standout: Eindhoven-based product designer Tijs Gilde blends crushed quartz, a by-product of the mining industry, with epoxy binder to create the strapping and sparkly T-shape table lamp that’s lit by a pair of LEDs and part of a collection that includes a
coordinating round side table.
Company: Enrico Rapella
Product: Harvesting Heat
Standout: Armed with degrees from the Politecnico di Milano and the Design Academy Eindhoven, the designer’s two-part object warms tushes or toes when the ceramic piece is moved from the radiator and slid on top of the cork stool or bench.
Company: Studio Thier&vanDaalen
Product: Plastic Mine
Standout: With Iris van Daalen and Ruben Thier, partners in life and work, irregular lumps of polyethylene plastics culled from factory overproduction get saw-cut or CNC-milled and remade into one-of-kind shelves, replete with steel mounting kits.