Winners and finalists
Bringing value to waste
This collection was developed to demonstrate the diverse and unique possibilities that recycled plastic has to offer as a raw material.
Using design as a tool we explored different techniques and processes to turn the most common types of post-consumer plastic into five pieces of furniture which purpose is to challenge the perception of what society perceives as waste.
Each product showcases one natural property of the plastic is made of, from the transparency of polystyrene to the toughness of polypropylene. Also the items are designed for its disassembly making it easy for its further recyclability
We also designed this products to be reproduced all over the world requiring only a minimum of tools to produce them. We also made them open source so everybody feels empowered to take part on the recycling plastic revolution.