Haspencubes

Haspencubes

Haspencubes, Frédéric Boonen for Haspenwood - Photo Erik Meylemans
To raise the temperature on fruit plantations during the winter, tins of burning paraffin are used to prevent buds on fruit trees from freezing. Once the paraffin has burned out, the empty tins need to be collected. Bart Dooms from Haspenwood asked Frédéric Boonen to design a brazier that would combust completely but that was also efficient. Frédéric came up with the idea of the Haspencube using the raw material apple wood which is abundantly available in the region.

Efficiency

Edition 2016

Brazier for fruit plantations

Design Boonen Design Studio (Frédéric Boonen)

Client Haspenwood

 

20 × 20 × 20 cm

Mixing the apple wood and paraffin produces a product which combusts completely, thereby eliminating cleanup. The braziers are cube-shaped to enable them to be produced, stacked and handled out on the plantation. The mould is filled and compressed by hand. A hole in the centre of the brazier ensures airflow, while the grey cardboard wrapping around the brazier prevents it from disintegrating, protects it against moisture and encourages better, more robust combustion. All braziers are stacked efficiently onto a euro pallet.

Haspencubes, Frédéric Boonen voor Haspenwood - Foto Erik Meylemans
Haspencubes, Frédéric Boonen voor Haspenwood - Foto Erik Meylemans
Haspencubes, Frédéric Boonen voor Haspenwood
Haspencubes, Frédéric Boonen voor Haspenwood
Haspencubes, Frédéric Boonen voor Haspenwood - Foto Erik Meylemans
Haspencubes, Frédéric Boonen voor Haspenwood - Foto Erik Meylemans
Haspencubes, Frédéric Boonen voor Haspenwood - Foto Erik Meylemans
Haspencubes, Frédéric Boonen voor Haspenwood - Foto Erik Meylemans