Bow Bin 2 by Areaware
Designer: Cordula Kehrer
Material: Rattan and Plastic
Dimensions: 17 x 14.5 x 14.5 inches
Designed by Cordula Kehrer and commissioned by fair trade NGO Preda, these whimsical wastebaskets are made by the indigenous Aeta people of the Philippines using traditional basket weaving techniques. Made with sustainably harvested rattan, they achieve 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.