Piet Hein Eek’s Fair Trade Baskets are Beautifully Handcrafted from Recycled Palm Wood. Each piece is handcrafted in Vietnam using palm wood slabs according to the Fair Trade principles.
Famous Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek recently designed a beautiful set of baskets, bowls, and trays for Fair Trade Originals. Each piece is handcrafted in Vietnam using palm wood slabs according to the Fair Trade principles. Vietnamese handicraftsmen working in a family-owned workshop followed Piet Hein Eek’s designs to create a series of beautiful, functional objects by recycling a large batch of rejected breadboards.
With a special design Piet Hein Eek solved a problem for the Vietnamese wood workers. The baskets are made from thin slats of wood which are laced together. The simple and elegant container collection finds a beautiful new use for recycled breadboards. Widely used in Southeast Asia, these type of containers could work as bread or fruit bowls, as dinner table centerpieces, or just to hold whatever is needed.
Piet Hein Eek’s recycled wood container collection is socially responsible and eco-friendly.