You've never seen this rubbish like this before
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You've never seen this rubbish like this before

Pia Seidel
1/12/2023

In her final project, product designer Eline van Dijkman shows the potential of a recycled material and demonstrates how new products can be made from it. Join in the guessing game to find out what she recycles.

Eline van Dijkman is a product designer who graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2023. She is interested in the relationship between design and materials and wants to put an end to the throwaway society. That's why she presented a project during the Dutch Design Week in which she transformed old, used materials into new functional products. Including a lamp. With the help of the following clues, you might be able to find out for yourself what waste material is in her foot. You'll find the answer immediately afterwards.

Let's go!

The project was shown at the Dutch Design Week 2023 as part of the Graduation Show - Design Academy Eindhoven.
The project was shown at the Dutch Design Week 2023 as part of the Graduation Show - Design Academy Eindhoven.
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What kind of waste material do you think the side table is made of?

Submit your tip - you'll find the solution right below.

  • Pencils
    13%
  • Globes
    5%
  • Textbooks
    47%
  • Calculator
    0%
  • Chalk
    35%

The competition has ended.

Resolution

For Eline van Dijkman, "everything starts with a material". In her project "Rubber, a Design Material", she therefore shows what an industrial material such as rubber has to offer when it is examined more closely. The result is a series of outdoor furniture that illustrates the unique properties of recycled rubber waste.

Industrial chic: Rubber offers a range of round furniture.
Industrial chic: Rubber offers a range of round furniture.
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The designer created outdoor furniture with raw, chunky cut-outs of sheet material to emphasise the clean lines, sharp angles and rough, unpolished surfaces of the material. She envisions a future where "consumption is not synonymous with more waste." She wants to create products without extracting raw materials.

"Designer Eline van Dijkman's hope for the future is that everything will be reused by turning it into something new again and again."

Industrial chic: Rubber offers a range of round furniture.
Industrial chic: Rubber offers a range of round furniture.
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This is the twelfth "Guess what" episode where I don't tell you what things are made of right at the beginning so that you can join in the puzzle.

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Like a cheerleader, I love celebrating good design and bringing you closer to everything furniture- and interior design- related. I regularly curate simple yet sophisticated interior ideas, report on trends and interview creative minds about their work.


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