Shrunken Plastic Bottles Used To Join Furniture
An art school graduate has repurposed tossed plastic containers into versatile wooden joints
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.
Although the strength of the plastic joints vary, overall, the material creates stable furniture.