Thomas van der Sman

Department: Public Private


Welded for a winning game
Ever handled an extrusion welding gun? When Thomas van der Sman saw this huge molten plastic pistol at work, he knew he had to showcase its technique, which normally stays hidden in industrial production processes. He welded an outdoor ping-pong table from polyethylene sheets, with a revolutionary orange weld that gives it that typical design look and feel. It’s definitely something else than the concrete tables that are out there now. This plastic table is 100 percent recyclable and hooligan-proof. Graffiti won’t stick and it will keep its bright colours for at least 30 years. So grab a paddle and let the games begin!

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Photographs: Iris Rijskamp