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Bow Bins, Cordula Kehrer for Areaware
There is good and excellent design, these bins fitter into the latter. Designed by Cordula Kehrer for Areaware and commissioned by fair trade Ngo Preda the collection aims to raise awareness of the role of hand made goods and craft based cultures in the global economy. The indigenous Aeta people made the rattan and plastic bins mixing traditional basket weaving techniques with colourful plastic. The results are superb and the Bow Bins are show stopping, unpretentious products that are being snapped up by some of the most respected curators of homewares in design. Available in the UK at SCP.
Enamelware: not just for camping
There is no sign of unstoppable invasion of traditional homewares on the market ending as this sentimental trend is set to continue way into unforeseeable future. Iconic enamelware leads the movement having gained cult status and symbolising the heritage trend. The vintage designs and material hold enormous relevance in the current social climate where the desire for longevity and classic design prevails. The only link some products have with the modern world would be the varied colour palette you now have to choose from to the prints applied, as seen at Blodwen where of historical Welsh folk patterns added to the fine wares and printed measurements feature at Objects of Use. Stores such as Labour and Wait are defined by these traditional values and have highlighted the necessity to stop and evaluate the function of even the simplest of household objects.