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The Make & Mold Furniture.

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The Make & Mold Furniture by Handmade Industrials.

Narrated by Marlies van Putten.

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The idea for the Make&Mold (furniture) series started with the desire to reclaim industrial mould processes for thermoplastics.

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Working as an autonomous studio creating their own techniques and processes, we (Rutger de Regt & Marlies van Putten) are not restricted by industrial standards, only by the limitations of the materials we work with.

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When looking at the qualities and possibilities of thermoplastic materials, we started to experiment with recycled polypropylene, a thermoplastic which melts when heated. During these experiments, we discovered that what we were still missing was a medium to apply the heat.

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We created a basic heat conducting mould, and filled it with raw material. By heating the mould from the outside the material melts and bonds together. After cooling down we emptied the mould and a finished product came out. Due to this new technique the character and detail are created during the production process so every object is unique.

Due to the low mould cost, it is possible to make custom moulds for specific project.

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