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Dimensions: 32" Diameter
Materials: Recycled Materials.
Heath is also a design and production studio in Cape Town, comprised of a group of dedicated and skilled craftspeople, who make beautiful, valuable objects... from other people's rubbish: we make exceptional hand-made objects with the highest standards of quality and care. The main concern of the design and manufacturing space that I oversee, and that goes by my name, is re-use; and exploring materials that are perhaps otherwise taken for granted and largely ignored or unseen by others. We find beauty in unexpected places, whilst creating opportunities for many people to thrive. My way of being and working is one of play, experimentation, and exploration: I like to engage with creativity through experience, and to engage reality through creativity. The process of this creative exploration of the world we live in is what feeds the innovation which is most important to me and my work. What we do: * We offer totally original, innovative and functional objects that bring feelings of warmth and realness into any space they are used. * All products we make are 100% handmade, priced exactingly and fairly, environmentally aware and conscientious, and they proudly speak about the realities of contemporary South Africa on many levels. Bespoke objects are another service we offer - to create really exceptional pieces of décor and lighting for any given space or specification. We hope to build lasting relationships with all new clients we come into contact with. Our production process: All the work we produce that fits into the 'other people's rubbish' range, is made in the following way: * Many plastic bottles are collected from various recycling and waste collection areas around Cape Town (including a number of schools we've formed alliances with). * The bottles are cleaned thoroughly (using eco-friendly cleaner and degreaser). * During this process, many wire components are hand-formed. These wire units will form the basis of the structures for the plastic to be atached to later. * Once the bottles are flattened (by cutting their tops and bottoms off), various flower shapes (and abstract forms) are cut from the plastic. * These shapes are then creased into semi-rigid forms by hand, and attached to the wire components mentioned above. * Finally, the wires with flowers/shapes attached, are built into the products you will see on the following pages. As you can imagine, this process is extremely time-consuming (and actually much more difficult than to simply make products using virgin material).