overtreders W builds timber fieldwork station for harvesting weeds
 

overtreders W builds timber fieldwork station for harvesting weeds

 

from earth to table; a concept demonstrated in overtreders W’s design of a timber-made, mobile fieldwork station consisting of a field kitchen, a drying cabinet, a harvesting bench and two workbenches. the modest yet functional construction was designed especially for the ‘weedgrocer’, who explores turns unwanted urban vegetation including nettles, or goose grass into edible herbs.

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all images © overtreders w (fieldwork station), frouwkje smit (workshop)

 

 

the designers at overtreders W completed the fieldwork station for its first use during the summer exhibition that took place by the lake at the paleis soestdijk. all pieces were designed as hand carts using locally-available materials common in the netherlands. the douglas-fir construction is put together to form a small shed in which the weedgrower can work while being sheltered from the elements.

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the simple construction was made to travel alongside the weedgrocer

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the structure itself is crafted from douglas fir wood

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inside there is a field kitchen, a drying cabinet, a harvesting bench and two workbenches

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the weedgrocer harvest unwanted weeds including nettles to incorporate into everyday dishes

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a roof canopy provides shelter against the wind, rain and sun

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overtreders W made the station specially for the weedgrocer

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the project was also part of dutch design week 2016

 

 

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