Second hand, second life (communication campaign)
Stock of old umbrellas
Detail 1
Detail 2
2 hands grasping the handle
1 hand grasping the handle
2 people in the rain

This project was developed for the tenth show of Les Petits Riens/Spullenhulp. Each year, this non-profit Belgian organization invites product and fashion designers to create unique pieces from second hand objects and clothes. The artworks are then auctioned as part of the project «Second Hand, Second Life» to raise funds to help poor people. BRANCH is an open invitation to share your umbrella. When it is raining and you are accompanied, it is often difficult to wait for the other and adjust your stride compared to its own. This double handle allows two people to hold the umbrella and leads them to walk at the same pace. BRANCH is an object that encourages people to move forward together in the rain, to be less individualistic and take time.

Production : Materialise (limited production)
Material : polyamide
Dimensions : W20 x D20 x H250 mm
Year : 2012
Photos : © Quentin de Coster – Design Studio
Links : www.quentindecoster.com, www.materialise.com, www.petitsriens.be