Coathanger Bowl

This bowl is made from plastic coathangers woven together and simply held together in tension. It plays with the ideas of form and function, and the contemporary obsession with repurposing obsolete products into ├╝berobsolete products. The essential form and strength of the coathangers are subtly manipulated while still retaining their original purpose. The bowl can be deconstructed and the coathangers used once again. The bowl, without any real function, questions the ongoing need to create more new products, which seems only matched by the need to create more new categories for rubbish. But rubbish is as rubbish does. With so much already made, the first question the twenty-first century designer, living in a world of diminishing resources, must ask themselves, is: Do I really need to make this?

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