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Design by Cordula Kehrer.
The Bow Bin Top Weave Green basket displays an unexpected combination of vivid color and natural material. Created by German designer Cordula Kehrer, it is produced by the indigenous Aeta people of the Philippines via the fair trade organization NGO Preda. This tallest member of the Bow Bin family is made from sustainably harvested rattan and reclaimed bins. Its bright green plastic base charmingly offsets the natural wickerwork forming the top of the basket. Functional as well as intriguing, this piece asks us to consider larger questions about the nature of design, the role of the hand-made product, and the place of craft-based cultures in a globalized economy.
Material(s): Sustainably harvested rattan, reclaimed plastic
Dimensions: 17" W X 14.5" D X 14.5" H
Designer: Cordula Kehrer
Cordula Kehrer has a passion for practical yet unfashionable objects such as laundry racks and waste bins. She studies and then reinvents them, merging the unconventional with the functional while maintaining a sense of humor. Kehrer opened her Karlsruhe studio after completing studies in product design in Germany and Japan and working at Marc Newson's design office in Paris. She has received several grants, and her work has been featured at Maison & Objet in Paris, Salone Satellite in Milan, numerous galleries and in major design magazines.View other products by Cordula Kehrer
Areaware is a New York City based producer of thoughtful, new and inspiring products that serve a practical purpose while looking beyond the ordinary. Areaware has become a strong voice for American design, working with talents like Harry Allen, Jonas Damon, David Weeks and Singgih Kartono among its collective of strong design voices. Creating products from a diverse range of media and design languages, the Areaware product range includes home accents, functional accessories and furnishings that are simple, beautiful, humorous and poetic.View other products from Areaware