It’s a strap!
An ongoing experiment with used pallet straps. These straps are widely used to secure packages during transport.
While being made of recyclable polyester, to be super strong and highly durable, they’re meant for single use.
Right after the package has been arrived they will end up in the trash bin.
Rein takes advantage of this waste of a local production company, delivering him a free supply of material to work with.
Playing around, starting with weaving, evolved into welding straps together making it possible to set up frames and create objects.
The straps are secured around a package by melting the ends together. This gave Rein the idea to experiment with welding the straps.
Using an ordinary solder iron he found out that multiple straps can easily be merged together into frames and solid shapes.
Baskets, plants, tennis rackets, furniture ... what will be next? The possibilities seem to be endless and come without guilt since the straps would’ve been thrown away anyhow.
Reveiled on the Dutch Design Week 2018
beams and seams - DDW2018
Evenementenruimte Piet Hein Eek
5651 BP Eindhoven