Using 16 discarded blankets and 34 old wooden beams Jo Meesters created a room full of colorful, soft, and appealing furniture.
The art of weaving allows for both soft cushiony areas as well as solid surfaces to create flat backings and sides for a bookcase and shelf or a nice pillow for a bench or stool. TESTLAB is a projected based on using discarded materials and upcycling them into any possibility the material will allow. Overall Jo Meester Studio is in:
search for innovation in materials and techniques is the major drive of the design studio, which is considered a laboratory for product concepts. A laboratory focused on the research of new ways of material handling and the exploration of the boundaries of the intersection of craftsmanship and mass production techniques.
The Odds and Ends, Bits and Pieces is one example of the Meesters successful upcycling ventures. Using craftsmanship and the cornerstone of the work the collection is “based on upholstering and weaving techniques creating soft variations of everyday objects.” Check out the rest of the line and other works by Meesters on the next page.