Micaella Pedros Uses Recycled Plastic Connectors to Build Wood Furniture

By: Riley von Niessen - Jul 6, 2016
References: rca.ac.uk & dezeen
Micaella Pedros, a graduate student of the Royal College of Art, created a series of wooden furniture using plastic connectors taken from used bottles.

In order to complete the project for the annual 'Graduate Shows,' the designer went around London to collect plastic bottles herself to use. Given this, the plastic connectors are formed from various shapes and sizes, adding a unique sense of character to the pieces and commenting on the need to recycle whatever can be salvaged. To make the plastic connectors, Micaella Pedros used heat to shrink each of the bottles, making them easier to fit around the wood and hold the furniture together.

As the material the designer uses is easy to find, her 'Joining Bottles' project aims to show how accessible DIY creations can be. Due to the success of her creations, Micaella Pedros has plans to set up her own workshop to teach others how to use the recycled plastic connectors in their own endeavors.