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Charles Kaisin

 Designer

Having first studied Architecture at the Institut Saint-Luc in Brussels, Charles Kaisin went on to study the creation of basic design forms under Ron Arad at the Royal College of Art in London. After graduating in 2001, he was commissioned to design two handbags for the famous Belgian manufacturer Delvaux.

He is intrigued by recycling, and has used empty bottles to create drinking glasses, washing-machine drums to make salad bowls and even newspaper to make strong furniture.

In the same vein, he has made bags and clothes from heated and press-moulded plastic. In all these projects, he brings an alternative view to the life-cycle of objects.

His most emblematic product (named after his initial!) is the K-Bench, a seat made of recycled plastic (and, more recently, newspaper) moulded into bubbles which can seat three people, and which folds completely flat for storage. The K-Bench won first prize for the most innovative product at the Montreal Design Fair.

For further information visit the official website: http://www.charleskaisin.com/

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