Rattan And Teak’s range of Crazy Coolers will add a splash of colour, fun and excitement to any home or garden. Whether used as garden ornaments, conservatory ornaments, or filled with ice and used as drinks coolers, they are guaranteed talking points and will be the centrepiece of any party or gathering. We have Land Rover Crazy Coolers, VW Beetles and Camper Vans, Minis in Union Jack colours and Minis painted red, white and blue, Italian Job style. We also have the adorable Bertie the Bull, painted in various country flags. But where do our Crazy Coolers come from and how are they made? We thought we would give you a peek behind the scenes.
They come from the land down under
All of our Crazy Coolers come to us from the other side of the world, from an enterprising and environmentally sensitive company set up by an Australian Jewellery Maker called Aaron Jackson. The vision behind Aaron’s company, Think Outside, which now has its workshop in Vietnam, was to produce unique and desirable products in a way that is environmentally sensitive and offers skills and regular income to local, village populations in Vietnam. And the results of this vision have proved to be a runaway success.
So what are the Crazy Coolers made from?
Our Crazy Coolers are hand made using recycled and upcycled metals so each one is truly unique. Believe it or not, the metal comes from old 44 gallon shipping drums.
How are these bespoke, intricate designs made from such a chunky raw material?
Below are some pictures outlining the step-by-step process that is followed in the manufacture or the Crazy Coolers, from the cutting and pressing of the used shipping drums right through to the packaging and despatch process that sees the end product ready for market.