Shrunken Plastic Bottles Used To Join Furniture

Shrunken Plastic Bottles Used To Join Furniture

An art school graduate has repurposed tossed plastic containers into versatile wooden joints

Jiwon Kim
  • 22 july 2016

Royal College of Art graduate Micaella Pedros decided to undertake a project that gave discarded plastic bottles life. After scouring through the streets of London, she collected numerous shrunken plastic bottles then cut them up to fit around wooden pieces. She is calling this project Joining Bottles. Pedros was able to use heat guns to melt the plastic into sturdy joints. The presence of high heat shrinks the plastic together and holds everything in place.

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