d-Bodhi is all about reusing and recycling different raw materials into
new furniture collections. Combining recycled galvanized iron
pipefittings with new metal pipes expanded the designs beyond solid wood
alone. Perfect for a bold industrial look, yet softened by the warmth
of reclaimed teak wood.
Used iron from old pipes, thick metal
plates, mining equipment, scrap iron ships and industrial waste pile up
in the iron foundry on the north coast of Java. Sorted by quality, the
iron is then cut into uniform sizes and melted down. This hot melted
iron gets poured into molds. The next step is a long two-day tempering
process to make the pipes strong.
After sandblasting each
pipefitting to create surface texture, the pieces are placed onto racks.
These are then hot dip-plated to galvanize the iron. A final oil and
water bath cools and hardens the pipes. Along the way, a quality
controller passes the pipe through to the next step, or it’s melted down
to begin the process again.