BOW BIN the hybrid sustainable bin

July, 27 2012 15:00

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BOW BIN is a hybrid yet sustainably being: a mix of urban and wild, artificial and natural, mass production and handcrafting.

Designed by CORDULA KEHRER, hand-woven by the indigenous Aeta people of the Philippines, using traditional basket weaving techniques, this bin is beeing commissioned by fair trade NGO Preda. Made with sustainably harvested rattan, Bow Bin achieves simple and unpretentious shapes that catch the eye.

“This project, which combines hand-woven and natural wickerwork and colorful plastic, also asks us to consider larger questions about the nature of design, the role of the hand-made, and the place of craft-based cultures in a globalized economy,” says Kehrer.