meltingpot, double base
The meltingpot table plays a keystone role in Dirk Vander Kooij's approach to circular and sustainable design. A relentless prototyper, the meltingpot process fuses Dirk’s many experiments into a single, ever-changing landscape. By way of a house-developed press, discarded chairs, vases, cabinets and more are affectionately remoulded into indestructible tables.
The process has come to envelope a range of synthetic sources: CD’s, lawn furniture and agricultural tubing (to name a few). Stoic in design, the monumental metingpot double base is comprised of a single slab resting atop two concial supports. Synthetic contents are exposed plainly, reintroducing the material as truthful and autonomous.The meltingpot double base is available in two sizes: 240 or 480 cm long. Respectively, the tables weighs 160 and 430 kgs. A truly colossal reimagining of waste, the double base assumes the role of both material repository and archive.