Netherlands-based designer Wout Wessemius takes a look at rubber, one of his favorite materials, in a series of home furnishings, and eventually outdoor structures, called Project RUBBER. Curiosity led him to see just what the material could do, so he began by using old rubber inner tubes and stretching them around parts of furniture and objects.
Wessemius not only stretches it tautly, he lets the rubber drape loosely for different effects. Depending on how the rubber is attached, various looks can be achieved.
If rubber-covered furniture wasn’t enough, Wessemius took the material outdoors and covered his recreation house and other outbuildings on his property, giving each a ripply appearance. The best part of the material is that it’s long lasting and helps with heat insulation during the winter.