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Meltingpot Table

Dirk van der Kooij

The Meltingpot Table offers a third life to recycled plastic prototypes and colour tests from the Kooij studio. Daily, our in-house colourist composes a table from precious, fleeting resources. As such, each piece is a one-off interaction between intuition, material, and chance. The nature of this interaction means that it is not possible to specify a palette or pattern.






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Dirk van der Kooij

In 2009, Dirk van der Kooij founded this studio in the basement of the Design Academy, Eindhoven. His guiding question was seemingly simple: could plastic be an honest, durable material? Six pizza ovens welded together proved that yes, it could. The resulting Elephant Skin series saw recycled plastic wrinkle and contract as it cooled outside of a mould, conjuring a rich, living tactility. The ultimate imitator had finally found an identity of its own.
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