DAILY NEWS Jan 4, 2013 10:22 AM - 0 comments

It's a Lock

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2013-01-04
New from Netherlands-based designer J.P.Meulendijks, for Plankton, is the intriguing Lock dinner table - a tribute to the qualities, possibilities and characteristics of its highly sustainable material: bamboo. 

The frame is build up from layers of flexible bamboo. The layers are pressed together; the shape is formed by the bamboo's natural bending curve. The layers of bamboo curve through each other and entwine, locking each other in place. The end result is a mix of nature and mathematics, of possible and impossible: super strong masculine dynamic shape that looks different watched from different viewing points.
 
Lock comes in two versions:
 
Bamboo top The top is made out of 40-mm-thick solid bamboo that is cut into a layer-pattern that forms the round edges. Bamboo is a strong flexible beautiful and renewable material; it grows without the help of fertilizers. The bamboo tree is mature enough to be cut after three years. The trees are processed into the most environmentally sustainable wood on earth.

Glass top The glass top makes the beauty of the frame extra visible. The top is mounted to the frame. The designer uses the only glass in the world that has a Cradle to Cradle certificate.
The frame is build up from layers of bamboo-veneer. The big round democratic table seats five to six persons.


PLANKTON
A green and future-conscious design-label that focuses on environment ,ecologic design and sustainability, Plankton's goal is to provide interior products that are produced with a minimal environmental footprint and maximal life-cycle through durable construction and good timeless design with a little poetry and soul.The small and exclusive collection is produced in the Netherlands and available trough a selected network of dealers. A new design will be presented each year.
Some designs are made of Ecolotek, a new very environment-friendly compostable material developed by Plankton.

All products are designed by J.P.Meulendijks design studio. For more info, visit planktonstation.nl

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