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Message in a box

Tuesday, 8 January 2008 by Irene Hoofs

In the December issue of Elle Decoration UK I read the story about Dutch designer Wendy Plomp and her cardboard carpet's, which she calls  a "Message in a box"...the idea for using cardboard as carpets came to her while seeing people using cardboard as hitch-hiking signs or people breakdanicng on it. By printing a beautiful pattern on the inside of a used box you create your temporary space..Wendy says...'it can also have a glorious second life if left to the street where it can be spontaneously employed in new applications.'
Some of the cardboard carpets were specially  made for gallery Rossana Orlandi in Italy. Wendy Plomp studied at the Design Academy in Eindhoven and still lives and works there in a studio in an old factory near the train station.
Another amazing design from Wendy Plomp is her Pallet Table. By using compressed sawdust Wendy was able to create a tabletop with pressed-in, round recesses for plates, or square ones for books. A new life for an old waste product: sawdust. You can email Wendy for more about the  information and you can place an order on her website right here.

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