A couple of years ago we looked at the work of Charlène Guillaume. While studying at France's ENSCI-Les Atelier (the National School for Industrial Design), Guillaume experimentally used discarded PET bottles as heat-shrink wrap to join wood:
While not aesthetically attractive, we thought it a worthy experiment, precisely what design students should be undertaking before practical employment precludes it.
Now I see that London-based designer Micaella Pedros has done something similar, some might say identical, to Guillaume's work, about a year after Guillaume released it:
Pedros' Joining Bottles project page makes no mention of Guillaume, so it's possible Pedros was unaware of Guillaume's project and developed the idea independently. In any case, Pedros' work is more aesthetically attractive (in my opinion) to Guillaume's creations.
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I hope Pedros continues to push the work further. We'd be happy to see any use for discarded plastic that might keep it from making its way into the ocean and killing whales.