'Krattenkast' cabinet by Mark van der Gronden for Lensvelt
‘What we need is upcycling where old products are given more value not less,’ said Reiner Pilz of the German automation technology company Pilz GmbH in 1994, and by reusing multicolured, cast-off plastic crates which have no actual value on their own, Dutch designer Mark van der Gronden has given them a new purpose and, consequently, new value by creating his latest upcycled cabinet for the Breda-based manufacturer Lensvelt.
The back of AVL Couch slides from left to right or in neutral position
A seating family consisting of a large couch, a medium couch, a fauteuil and two poufs of different sizes, which adapts itself to the moment and the situation. That’s the best description of the new design from Joep van Lieshout for Lensvelt. Strictly realistic shapes with weighed use of material and functionality.
The back slides from left to right or in neutral position, so that the desirable setting can be achieved.
'Happy Sheep' by ZUS, now in production by Lensvelt
Sheep seem to make people happy. Or, at least, the sculptural ones do that were commissioned for the Dutch Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai. Designed by Rotterdam-based ZUS (Zone Urbaines Sensibles), the four-legged flock proved such a success with visitors to the exhibition that they have now been put into production by design manufacturer Lensvelt.