MilkBasket1: plastic milk container basket by Gilbert de Rooij – upcycleDZINE
Today I’m proud to show you another design made out of plastic milk containers. And it’s not a lampshade. No, something completely different. This time it’s a hanging basket or wall basket called MilkBasket1.
The design was commissioned by Walas Concepts as part of DUDOC Vancouver, Centre for Dutch Design and Urban Development. Dudoc is a platform for sustainable Dutch companies to promote their business cases for sustainable development. “It provides an opportunity for exceptional Dutch innovators to introduce their advanced environmental designs and products to the Canadian public. As such, it bridges the gap European expert knowledge and the Canadian consumers.”

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Living wall hanging basket

Walas Concepts was looking for a way to make a ‘living wall’, a wall partially or completely covered with vegetation. They asked me if I could design a sort of basket out of plastic milk containers in the way I had done so far with the ‘Milk‘-series lampshades. One of those, the MilkShell2, is also going to be shown at DUDOC by Connex – Innovations.

MilkBasket1: plastic milk container basket by Gilbert de Rooij – upcycleDZINE
The design of the MilkBasket1 uses the same techniques as in the way MilkFlower was made, a big lampshade. The basket has a center piece, the actual flower/plant pouch, which is surrounded by a sort of flower shape turning it into a very friendly Snapdragon like shape.  The wall version, not shown here, only has the basket surrounded on three sides so one side can be mounted to the wall. The system for suspending the basket is still in development, but it could be done in the way as shown. This design is also made out of leftovers from producing other upcycle lampshades. The dimensions of the MilkBasket1 are: width 36 cm, height 23 cm.

MilkBasket1: plastic milk container basket by Gilbert de Rooij – upcycleDZINE
MilkBasket1: plastic milk container basket by Gilbert de Rooij – upcycleDZINE
Photos © Gilbert de Rooij

MilkBasket1 plastic milk container basket by Gilbert de Rooij – DUDOC Vancouver
Photos © DUDOC Vancouver

Well, I’m very excited to be given the opportunity to show some of upcycleDZINE’s products in Vancouver, my favorite town!
Please visit ‘My upcycle design‘ for more upcycle design made by me.

Design by Gilbert de Rooij | upcycleDZINE


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