According to the children’s song, the response to ‘there’s a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza, dear Liza’ is ‘with a straw, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry’ – a make do and mend principle taken literally by German designer Cordula Kehrer. These curious structures are Bow Bins – old and damaged plastic bins, buckets and bowls that are mended with sustainably harvested wicker, willlow, rattan and weed using a traditional weaving technique by local German basket makers. Kehrer has also collaborated with Areaware whereby bins are made with the Aeta people of the Philippines, commissioned by Preda. Another example of truly unique results born out of creative mending and reuse of redundant objects.
Images via Cordula Kehrer