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This Genius Woman Is Using Old Plastic Bottles As A Joining Material To Make Furniture
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Art, Furniture Design5 years ago

This Genius Woman Is Using Old Plastic Bottles As A Joining Material To Make Furniture

London-based social and humanitarian designer Micaella Pedros has found a way to give discarded plastic bottles purpose and she demonstrates it in her project called “Joining Bottles”.

“Both materials, wood and plastic bottles, are widely abundant in cities and other places. There are lying there as waste, waiting to be reclaimed by people,” Pedros writes. “Joining Bottles seeks to contribute to new beliefs based on what we, as individuals and communities, can do with what is available to us.” In the project, Pedros demonstrates how she collects discarded bottles from the streets, and, by applying heat, turns them into a wood bonding material, with which she creates new functional structures, such as tables or stools. What a beautiful way to make plastic bottles that we call “trash” useful again! See some of Pedros creations below.

More info: micaellapedros.com (h/t)

See the whole process of Michaella’s “Joining Bottles” project below:

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Marie
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5 years ago

A good idea, but that's quite... ugly, isn't it?

reclameshit2015 2016
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5 years ago

Reusing materials is good for the enviroment but it's incredibly ugly yeah haha. But I think if you're a proper industrial designer you could potentially make furniture that does look good by using plastic bottles though.

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whatyouwanttosaybutyourpolitcorrectdontletyou
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5 years ago

Unfortunately, it quite ugly and joins are very weak (you can stand on this stool only due to gravity and mechanical strength of the wood).

Bender
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5 years ago

I applaud the effort, but it's butt-ugly.

Cesi Baca
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5 years ago

Lol

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Marie
Community Member
5 years ago

A good idea, but that's quite... ugly, isn't it?

reclameshit2015 2016
Community Member
5 years ago

Reusing materials is good for the enviroment but it's incredibly ugly yeah haha. But I think if you're a proper industrial designer you could potentially make furniture that does look good by using plastic bottles though.

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whatyouwanttosaybutyourpolitcorrectdontletyou
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5 years ago

Unfortunately, it quite ugly and joins are very weak (you can stand on this stool only due to gravity and mechanical strength of the wood).

Bender
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5 years ago

I applaud the effort, but it's butt-ugly.

Cesi Baca
Community Member
5 years ago

Lol

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