Parts for the pear wood box were made by Woodwave in Rotterdam and the salvaged wood mosaic was laser cut by Snijlab, also in Rotterdam. Everything was put together by hand by Ron van der Ende. Because of the nature of the materials used, every box and lid is slightly different.
Proceeds from Numbers 1 through 30 of The Factory Set Special Edition were used to finance the book.
A man scavenges the streets of Rotterdam, picking up old doors and boards; materials considered worthless by others. He turns them into beautiful and spectacular works of art in his workshop, celebrating the inventiveness and perseverance of humanity as well as its frailty and failures. Welcome to the portfolio of Ron van der Ende. Just click the images. Any work is only two steps away.