Waste-free production helps to save and develop imagination. It is known that a good housewife always find the use of leftovers, make one salad, pizza or a filling for pies and pancakes. A good designer will come up with what to do with unused ideas, materials and residues from past projects. Thus, the Dutch design studio Jo Meesters made with the experiment called TESTLAB, creating a series of furniture from pieces of wood and scraps of matter. The collection is called “Odds and Ends, Bits and Pieces”.
Surprisingly, the project was very interesting: not too elegant furniture, the truth, but an excellent design solution, which can inspire both young designers, graduates of relevant departments, as well as “home” needleman to create something similar.
Furniture range consists of two couches, shelves, a chair and ottoman, assembled from scraps of wood, wood products rejected and the matter left from sewing quilts. These items do not claim to be convenient and comfortable: all this is just an example of what can be done out of nothing, bringing together something from which others have refused, using imagination, diligence and skill.
The project “Odds and Ends, Bits and Pieces” was presented at the Dutch design week in Eindhoven, and was praised by professionals.