The mission is to work ONE STEP BEFORE plastic waste reaches the waterways: the United Nations for the World Environment Day 2018 warned that every year more than 400 million tons of plastic waste is produced in the world, of which only 9 percent is recycled. (Source Agencia EFE)
We MUST INCREASE this percentage, it is too small.
It’s not time to waste, but to save!


The Prize is an opportunity to increase the circular economy solutions, from urban to industrial production waste.
We are asking for upcycled plastic projects for indoors and outdoors, private and urban spaces, combining form and structure with efficient manufacturing methods, functionality and timeless style for medium and large-scale industrial production.

27 – Eugeni Quitllet – Ibiza Collection

“Every idea comes from the light and the sea as life does…”

“From the ephemeral beauty of a season to an everlasting piece to keep this moment of a dream in a permanent frame”.

“Observing the plastic objects brought by the sea, like artificial shells, it inspired me a unique collection made of recycled plastics from the island”.

“IBIZA is an emotional state of mind. Together with Vondom, this dream has become true: Ibiza eco-collection is born.”

69 – White Noise – the load

Stop Making Sense is a collection created by Klaas Kuiken and Charley Reijnders. The collection is a quest, contentless and one big statement. Annoying incomprehensible and one big statement. Plastic shit, immersion, deepthroaten, arsonist, capitalism, foxed food, punk, white bags, dirty mattresses, consumption society, stop making sense!

82 – Luca Del Prete – ReUse

take advantages of the use of the re made from recycled ropes

95 – Eleonora Merzi – EXO

EXO is a pair of sneakers made entirely with recycled plastic and completely recyclable itself. The name comes from “éxo”, greek word that means “out” and used also in “exoskeleton”, which reminds of the outer part of this footwear. The sneakers are made by two separable parts which allow to compose the combination of colours you prefer. This also helps to recycle them separately to obtain the same pure material.
The inner “sock” is in fabric made with recycled PET.
Collected all the bottles, they are dried and drawn. The wires are then woven to obtain a cloth. The outer piece is made in silicone, a soft plastic. Silicone is durable and 100% recyclable.

110 – UAUPROJECT – FASES – vases with faces

We’ve been working with FDM 3D printing technology for almost 5 years. We know it’s limitations but also wide possibilities. In our eyes it’s not only a tool for prototyping but we believe it’s also a great tool for manufacturing designer objects. After many experiments we developed a work flow that is almost zero waste. We use PLA plastic that is highly recyclable and compostable in industrial facilities. Last year we’ve partnered up with the Reflow company that produces filaments from recycled PET bottles. Now in our practice we use both recycled PET and PLA or recycled PLA. In our objects we only use sustainable thermoplastics without any additives. We don’t use glue or anything else to join our pieces. They are all highly recyclable. We are also working on having the whole ecosystem in our studio, that will allow us to recycle thermoplastics and prepare them for use in 3D printing.

Here we are presenting our new collection of colourful & cheerful vases with faces that show both the quality of materials and process as well as design details that distinguish our designs from others. The objects will be produced on demand, so there will never be a need to stock them. They are very light so even when transported they leave less carbon footprint. They can also be produced by our partners locally, when instructed on how to achieve the quality we seek.

122 – NOMA – NOMA ART 82,1%

NOMA manufactures high-quality furniture and everyday objects, conceived by today’s influential designers. At the heart of the approach of its founders is purely ecological design, from A to Z .
In its first collection, NOMA wanted above all to promote the use of recycled materials through their design.

Art 82,1% is made with 82,1% recycled materials.
It is a (small) armchair. It’s comfortable. It’s made of a curved 100% recycled plastic shell set on top of a structure in recycled steel. It is covered by recycled polyester fabric. The polyethylene foam used is 35% recycled.
It is designed by Charlotte Juillard and made in France.

141 – Leon Held – v4 chair

When someone says ‘plastic chair’, you will most probably have a cheap, white, wobbly chair in your mind. The v4 chair is different: it’s designed to make you feel welcome and protected, to remind you of the hidden beauty one can find in post-consumer waste.
Beauty seems luxurious and unnecessary while striving for a more sustainable world, but it can take a crucial role in accepting something as controversial as sitting on trash.
This chair is published under an open-source license to enable and inspire everyone to recycle plastic into high-quality products. Find a detailed how-to on

143 – Censored – Dogma and Phoenix

Thinking about the way we could solve the problem of plastic pollution we choosed to focus on a product that bornes from plastic wastes and uses recycled plastics to get a new life every time.
The project is about a pair of shoes designed to be made out entirely of plastic material recycled from plastic waste products, unless for a single magnet that works as joint for the heel. We realised two different lines for our product, both bisex but with a complete different style, in order to have a wider target. The idea is to have a structure divided in 2 main separated parts, the upper and the sole, that join together using a rail on the tip of the shoe and the magnet in the back. Inside there is a insole to make the foot feel confortable and there are bands outside with a strap to keep the feet inclosed.
Isolated pieces means two things: the first one is that the shoes will be completely customizable, with the possibility of having different colours and shapes for each part. The second one is that each piece could be recycled singularly and here there is the second phase of our project, which would involve the presence of the manufacturing company in a “trade” with the customer. In fact the idea is that, everytime the client needs to change one of the part of the shoe, he could exchange the worn piece (with another one of his choice) for a ‘cheaper’ price. By this way would be possible to recycle the material over and over (knowing that it couldn’t be 100%, but at least a good part of it) and this would maybe become a way of raising cutomers loyalty towards the company.

157 – Akira Kitaoka – Buoyancy Connector

“The tool using buoyancy of plastic bottle underwater”

A new proposal utilizing plastic bottles. Although there are various proposals for re-using of plastic bottles, this design is a new point of focus on buoyancy and proposes to use it as a practical tool.

Disasters caused by changes in the natural environment are increasing now. Flood damage has various sizes and it has become a familiar problem. However, people will live adapting to the disaster. This design supports users in their daily lives, water transport tool, water play equipment, water floating equipment, etc., according to their needs.

175 – Andrew Flynn – POTR Pots

POTR pots are flat packed, origami plant pots designed to self-water your plants, made from 100% recycled polypropylene and 100% recycled cotton cord. POTR Pots have been designed from start to finish with our environment in mind, from material and manufacturing optimisation through to shipping. Shipped flat packed so they can be slipped through your letterbox, we have ensured POTR Pots have the smallest carbon footprint possible during transit. Once removed from the recycled cardboard envelope, POTR Pots are incredibly simple to assemble using the quick draw cotton cord, transforming the flat pattern into a beautiful multi-faceted pot capable of holding water in its base. The cotton cord doubles as the watering system, allowing your plants to self-regulate their water intake using tried and tested wicking technology. With a semi transparent frosted finish, it’s easy to see when your plants are getting thirsty as the reservoir depletes, taking the guesswork out of watering. The 300ml water reservoir typically lasts around two weeks before needing refilled. POTR Pots are manufactured in the UK using the highly efficient, low energy process, die cutting. To date, over 5000 units have been produced with a secondary production run of 10,000 units due to start early this year. 

178 – Annick L Petersen – alp light Ginkgo 320

The alp light Ginkgo 320 inspired by the majestic Ginkgo Biloba tree will provoke an emotion and transform the space it is in, its delicate and airy structure projecting soft curved patterns onto its surroundings.
The leaves of the Ginkgo Biloba have a unique fan like shape, its veins radiating out to the edge of each leaf. Using the recycled plastic filament was ideal to replicate these different shapes and patterns.
Balancing the ‘leaves’ on the light metal structure gives the object a delicate feel, similar to a mobile. The owner of the light has the opportunity to interact and play with the balance of the object while placing the 14 ‘leaves’ in position, rendering the experience personal and unique.

182 – Lisanne Kamphuis –  Kunst-s

My name is Lisanne Kamphuis, twenty-three years old and in my 4th year of Product Design at the University for Arts in Utrecht. Over the past two years, I have been learning more and more about the plastics industry, in addition to the fact that I have also had this from home. My father has been in the Plastic industry for 29 years himself, so from my younger years I went along a lot to open days, etc. From that moment on I was already interested. From this fascination, it soon became clear to me that I wanted to delve into the plastic waste stream.

That is why i also started last year building my own plastic injection machine. This to melt plastic waste and to investigate different forms. I have discovered that much more is possible with this secondary material than is currently the case. After performing many tests and combining different processing techniques, I created a process myself. By using a self-made machine in combination with an oven and self-produced press molds, I started to process this secondary material into objects that we encounter every day in our lives. These solid vases consist entirely of our daily plastic waste.

Because of this I learned that I am busy developing a new material. The combination of processing techniques has created a material that cannot be traced back to plastic waste.
In addition, I see re-creating the added value of plastic as an important objective and a major challenge. Creating value again – not just socially responsible, but also aesthetically. By playing with the eye of the consumer, I can bring the line of thought towards plastic waste back to a completely unbiased picture. This gives the material a new life and therefore a new human and social value. I try to show this undefined beauty.

These vases are inspired by the commotion about our plastic waste. It is a way to show in our daily households that our plastic waste is a source of beauty and can undergo many ways of recycling. These vases are made entirely from plastic waste (polypropylene). The pattern and color compositions depends completely on what plastic waste comes in. every vase is produced with three kilos of plastic waste.

213 – Andrea Macruz – l.op

As Nature has been destroyed, this work calls attention not only to what we are doing to it and the recycling theme but also to how Nature is essential for us. The concept of this work is to propose a greater connection between man and Nature concerning memory. It represents the possibility of bringing into the house some elements that refer to some natural patterns and systems. Also, the practice of incorporating Nature and natural analogs addressing organic, non-living, and indirect evocations of Nature into the built environment is called biophilic design. Objects, materials, colors, organic and symmetric shapes, sequences, and patterns found in Nature have been proved, thanks to the latest work of the neuroscience field, to measurably reduce stress, promote healing, and enhance cognitive function.

With that in mind, these vases were inspired in a kind of Savannah, which is made up of bushes and small trees with twisted trunks and branches. It can be said that the combination of seasonality, nutrition deficit of the soils, and the fire occurrence determines the characteristics of this type of vegetation. This kind of Savannah is the richest one of the planet. The vases present an organic torsion, a rotation around a central axis, which is noticeable mainly in the bark of some trees of this vegetation. Also, they display a vertical and horizontal symmetry like a lot of elements in Nature.

They are 3D printed with black and white stripes that, in Nature, this kind of arrangement is called disruptive coloration, camouflage, or patterning. A lot of animals and plants have it because it provokes an optical illusion for better camouflage. Some geckos, frogs, spiders, moths, flies, and owls are masters of disguise on the barks of some of those trees.

222 – Filippo Zonno – RE-BOE

My idea is to recover plastic from the sea or from coastal areas to then reuse it and design buoys, which by ordinance they are mandatory on all maritime areas, as well doing it eliminates the plastic waste from the sea and then gives it back in the form of a useful and mandatory industrial product declined in its own colors and then use. Thus creating a circular economy following the logic of recycling in favor of sustainability starting from the machinery of  Precious Plastic.

225 – DMNTS – NESTEP, multi-purpose & user

NESTEP is based on the reuse of manufacturing scraps from the Italian company Gees Recycling. The investigation focused in the reuse of processing scraps of furnishing accessory, made up from boards of recycled fiber-glass and expanded plastic.NESTEP multi purpose & user” consists of two identical and complementary modules changing their shape according on the user point of view and combining several functional scenarios.The project aims to be a design approach rather than just an object, highlighting and approaching a possible solution, to the manufacturing scraps issue in the contemporary productive system.

231 – Foundation Tante Netty – Woensel-Waste

Woensel-Waste is a collaboration between Social Design Collective Tante Netty and Precious Plastic to make the residents more aware of their plastic waste. We designed containers and pouches for the residents to collect their household plastic waste at home. These were handed out door-to-door with the help of a handful of residents. In addition, we organized weekly gatherings where people could hand in their plastic waste and the neighborhood children would assist sorting the plastic in different categories. We asked the residents of Woensel-West what kind of object they wish to have in the neighborhood, created from their own collected plastic. With this input in mind, designer Ludo Schlechtriem designed four benches in different shapes. The more plastic we collected, the bigger the object could be. This motivated the people to collect as much as they can and to encourage family, friends and other residents to help.

The neighbourhood collected 200 kilogram of plastic. This plastic was shredded, melted and formed into brand new beams for public neighborhood benches in the newly renovated area of the district.

244 – ilVespaio – Taca lì

Taca lì is a modular system for temporary installations for exhibitions, shows, festivals, open-air events on beaches, in parks or squares.
One recycled HDPE joint makes it possible to connect reused electrical PVC pipes in order to build chairs, tables, shelves, trash bins, partition walls, installations. Six joints and twelve pipes create an octahedron, a solid offering excellent compressive strength. By producing a second cross-shaped joint it is possible to multiply the combinations to create huge, elaborate and lightweight installations.

252 – Elisa Trettene – PetMe

This project was born from the desire to create an object that was really useful not only for those who use it but also for the environment. Thinking of a common factor that would bring together as many people as possible, it immediately became clear that a lot of people have animals.
This led to the idea of creating a doghouse that would be made from recycled materials and that could be recycled once abandoned. This is why the Pet-Me project was born. This kennel project uses only recycled plastic which, combined with a simple and functional design, creates an object suitable for all types and sizes of animals and that goes well with any kind of environment. The shape of the dog kennel allows the animal to enjoy the maximum comfort available thanks to the slightly concave inside shape that reproduces the animals’ natural beds and that seems to cradle them like the owner’s arms. This design has not only been studied to make the product functional but also to guarantee the animal’s wellbeing and to do this, a layer of absorbent soundproof material has been inserted to reduce the disturbing elements inside the kennel. Each doghouse is made of panels derived from pet plastic recycling that can be formed through the simple use of heat. This material makes the object waterproof, weatherproof and moderately resistant to scratches from both dogs and cats.
The product has three different sizes to allow each animal to find the right one, ranging from the smallest size with a height of 45 centimeters and a width of 50, the average size of 80 centimeters high and 75 centimeters wide to the largest size ranging from 120 centimeters wide to 100 centimeters high.

275 – R&D Team: Industria Santa Luzia – Colecao SIX

The Coleção SIX by Industria Santa Luzia consists in sustainable wallcoverings with hexagonal shapes and eight color options. The company has developed manufacturing know-how to collect used surfboards made of Polyurethane (PU) and transform them into the Coleção SIX and other wall coverings collections.

By giving a correct destination to the PU, the Industria Santa Luzia became a case of circular economy applied in Brazil, benefiting consumers, buildings and the environment with recycled and recyclable materials of construcion.

SIX Collection’s main inspiration was honeycombs, one of nature’s most perfect geometric shapes. To create the perception of a 3D effect on the walls, I created a delicate variation of height in the elements of each piece. Complementing the design, I created a very smooth texture to the touch as if the piece were covered by a velvet surface.

294 – NEUNI – Il Progetto Colosseum

Most public garbage bin and bench in China is not attractive. This is a project initiated by NEUNI in 2019 that aims to improve the awareness of waste recycling and encourage the imagination of citizens of in each urban communities in China of the possibility of using and reusing plastics. In collaborating with Ecopixel we created a collection of designs that is aesthetically pleasing and at the same time eye-catching enough to attract the attention of the general public.

306 – Bluecycle – Second Nature / Recycled Plastic Furniture

In response to the alarming reality of plastic waste, BlueCycle launches Second Nature, its first series of furniture that showcases how digital design and fabrication technologies can be deployed to tackle marine plastic pollution. Inspired by the sea environment, we have reimagined and redesign the life cycle of plastic items used in the fishing and shipping industry. With the use of large scale robotic 3D printing, all our products are digitally crafted from up-cycled marine plastic. Through the distribution of these items, we aspire to become a sustainable business paradigm that combines new models of manufacturing with recycling practices.

Our material is collected from a wide network around Greece from environmental NGOs, fishermen and plastic manufacturers that recycle their plastic though us and large scale 3d printed in Bluecycle Lab.

BlueCycle is a Blue and Circular economy project which aims to reuse marine plastic waste generated mainly from shipping and fishing activities.

330 – Nomad.London – Nomad Plastic Chair

This is a Nomad London chair made of recycled ocean plastic.

Our concept is to computer cut sheet material into pieces that can simply slot together.
No tools, glue or fixings are required.

This makes for easy flat pack deliveries, fast assembly and great mobility.

The furniture is also designed for maximum comfort.

The idea picks up the Bauhaus ideals of design to be shaped by function and methods of contemporary manufacture.

343 – NicoDesign Team – PIDIA

Pidia is a product 3in1 to help and facilitate the preschool’s classrooms design. Thanks to his shape, Pidia can be used for many applications:
– As a chair: Children are seated like on a little chair – seat at 290 mm from the ground, seat space 320 mm large for 330 mm deep, back-chair 500 mm – and can play with this smooth swing that provides this little curve down.
– As a table: putted on the side face, Pidia offer a very stable support for children wanted to draw or build things. This tables, by the way, can be stacked to create shelves for exposing children creations.
– As a bench: on his 4 points, Pidia can became a bench where kids can climb, lie down, and relax. This position can also be used during the sport time, as a barrier for climbing and jump.

Thanks to this innovation, preschools can buy only one type of furniture instead of buying chairs, tables, and other stuff separately.

Pidia is made by PVC recycled plastic. I want to collect this PVC from the plastic trash.
Washed, sorted by colors and shredded, I will be able to offer a large range of colors combination to create colorful Pidia.
After choose the color, the good quantity of plastic will be put in the mold for create Pidia by rotomolding.

If children can understand thanks to Pidia the importance for recycling plastic, maybe they will be more conscientious when they will grow up about the way to recycle plastic and the new objects who can be create with.

353 – Paolo Nicolai – Microplastic Epoxyresin Laocoont

I created a Laocoon mask in resin and recycled plastic, shredded, found on the beach.

355 – NicoDesign Team – HOMA + NERO

Homa + Nero is a toy to instill in the youngest children the values of caring for the environment. It includes three main themes. The first one is the reuse of plastic, since all of it is made of reused plastic. The second is the reuse of water as it stores rainwater to water the plants. The third is the care of the environment and the importance of nature, since children will learn the process of growth of a plant and learn to take care of it.
This product is mainly intended for kindergartens but could also be used for private use.
The idea comes from the need that humanity has to learn and understand that it is very important to take care of the environment and respect it. The best way to instill this idea is through education. For children it is important that education is fun and that is why the way to educate towards environmental care has to be through a game, so they can understand it better.
The product is composed of several parts including: a water tank to store the rainwater that is collected. On top of this there are some drawers where you can keep the necessary tools. The different pots are placed on top of these. There are 4 different pots due to their size and depth.

359 – Precious Plastic Design Team – 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.

364 – Eumakers – Eumakeit

Eumakers produces biodegradable filament for 3D printers, in over 100 colours.
The filament is wound on a reel and then broken down into 10 parts. Each recovered part is used to create 3D printed design objects.
These objects are biodegradable. They are manufactured by recycling reel parts (which otherwise would have ended up in landfills!) and can be customised in an infinite series of colour combinations. In the case of “Il Mio Veronese”, part of the object is made using production waste from biodegradable waste sorting bags. This is properly recycled and transformed into the filament that will be used to print it in 3D.
The collection – consisting of over 90 objects created by our designers – expresses our passion for the circular economy and upcycling.
The proposal to create (using some coil components) an object that winds the filaments for “Eumakers” 3D printers, immediately led me to think of a vase called “Il Veronese”. This was painted on canvas (the Annunciation of the Virgin, 1578) by Paolo Caliari – also known as “Il Veronese” – for the School of Merchants of Cannaregio. The painting is now exhibited in the “Accademia” Gallery in Venice.
The vase, in transparent glass, is on the balustrade on the right-hand side of the painting, behind the Virgin Mary. In 1921, the Murano artist Vittorio Zecchin, the artistic director of the V.S.M. Cappellin Venini & C., made it in Murano glass, and it is still produced by Venini. The architect Umberto Riva, on the other hand, transformed it into a table lamp for Barovier and Toso. Furthermore, Cleto Munari, in 2002, created 10 versions by as many artists, architects and designers invited by him, who interpreted it in a very personal way. “Il mio Veronese” is another version of the vase (by an unknown author) immortalised in the painting 440 years ago. The used parts of the coil incredibly reflect some parts of the vase, respecting its original proportions. The function of the vase, however, has changed thanks to a horizontal division, transforming it into a biscuit jar or two chalices

366 – Banne, design Peter van de Water – Bloom lounge chair for Banne

A circular design that transforms plastic waste into elegant and playful in- and outdoor seating.
The stools are created from Low-Density PolyEthylene (LDPE) – a plastic that can be infinitely melted down and reused.
Bloom’s design is surprisingly versatile – striking, yet at home in any environment. It features a concealed rain water drain, so you’ll always have a dry seat. Or you can windproof it by filling it with a few kilos of sand.

381 – Dylan Casasnovas – SEA YOU

“SEA YOU” is a public bin produce with plastic waste.

The project began in 2015 with my diploma “You sea?” in the school of Beaux-Arts in Toulon.
My idea is simple : taking from the beach, the most plastic trash I can found and made something usefull with it.
At this moment, that make sense to me to design a bin with the trash, to complete the circle.
The first prototype is made with a low-cost process, that help me to produce some small recycled plastic tiles to build my bin.
The tiles was melted into a domestic hoven, and each one have a different colors because of the differents waste colors.

Today, I’m very happy to show you “SEA YOU” because this new version use more recycled plastic, is more durable and better designed.
For this prototype I make a solar hoven who allow me to melt all the plastic trash into my aluminium mold.
So last summer, I maded the 8 tiles with one of my friend, one tile by day.
All the plastic trash I’ve used come from city like Marseille or Gardanne, taken by MP Industries, a local company who recycle and reuse plastic waste to produce outside and public furniture. They give me the raw material to make my experimentations and the final product.

I also worked with Sarragala/La Serrurerie, a company of very talented steel craftman, still in the south of France.
We worked hand in hand into the bin, to offer the most durable and timeless pieces.
They are sponsor of the project because they want to produce it.
Now I just need to find a company who can make the recycled plastic tiles, to put the project in a real industrial way.

I hope this project could offer a better view about recycled plastic.

389 – Deniz Yenidogan – reswing

I aim is to expand the use of recycled plastics and to create a potential… to make the recycled material semi-finished and to find space in the industry. It is not a plastic that tries to resemble the examples made of natural material, but on the contrary, it is an economic and environmentally-friendly semi-product that underlines the recycled emphasis. Recycled material It produces rattan bundles of various sizes with the extrusion method and is can use in fashion, furniture, lighting, etc. This creates an environmentally friendly option for the sector and designers in the fields semi-product. I think that many products can be created with this. I designed “Re-Swing” in order to present this general idea with a symbolic product. The rest is an outdoor swing design that is hung from a tree. By referring to the context of plastic and nature, becomes the first of the products to be made with re-rattan material…

428 – Matteo Dal Lago – Fast Forward

Fast Forward is a modular production method based on direct collaboration between man and machine.
In this project, I looked for a way of embracing the language of machines in my design and production process. How can I go from prototype to 3D-printed furniture with as little human intervention as possible? I developed blocks that can be stacked in endless ways and then scanned into a 3D form as a kind of live prototyping. This is then sent to a 3D printer and can be printed in any size. The resulting shelving units are an example of what is possible.

442 – Canto Team – PP Chair

This project is based on waste plastic products from our daily life. They are classified and recycled separately. But different types of plastic have different advantages and disadvantages. After they’re recycled, they still have the same characteristics. I wonder if I could do some experiments and combine their characteristics together to improve the week points and keep the strong points, so that plastic can be recycled and a new kind of material can be created and applied on our daily life again.

448 – OnMateria – The Green Box

The Green Box is a circular amenity kit for hotel bathroom, designed to tackle plastic waste in the hospitality industry.
We designed every item of the Green Box to be made of bio-sourced, biodegradable and compostable material what would enable us to fit it in a circular business model.

467 – Érico Gondim + Rato – Corrupio Loop Lamp

The Corrupio Loop Lamp 2020 is a product designed by Érico Gondim in parternership with Studio Rato Roi together with associations and cooperatives of recyclers in Brazil. The project goes towards the transformation of the materials and also social transformation through design. Its main approach of Currupio is to be a product  with positve value. It makes use of a new material(Bye Plastic), resulting from the processing of reprocessed industrial and domestic waste plastics, like bags and nets used in packaging of fruits and vegetables. Every Currupio Lamp is a result of a surface handmaking design process, using low technology, that does not need a high pressure of energy compared to the reprocessing and development of conventional plastics. This variety of type of plastics, colors and textures, brings different surface design results and also unique personalities for every Copprupio Loop lighting that also brings other range of developments with an accessible, light possibilities , unique , easy to transportate and to matchble to contemporary interior designs.


471 – Luca Magistrali e Michela Panizza – ENZO

We are used to being in contact with bottles, shampoo, detergents that have a seemingly negligible weight. Every day we think “what’s a little bottle per day?”. But every 5 days, each of us
produces 1kg of plastic, and where does it go?
But the real problem is not the plastic itself. It has im- portant characteristics that would allow to solve certain problems if it were used in the correct way, exploiting its best characteristics. It is a durable, resistant material with a high specific weight.
So reflecting on these characteristics such as durability, resistance and weight, we started to investigate the world of urban planning, a world made of objects that have the task to last and be resistant.
“panettone” (bollard).
We realized that the specific weight of PET almost equals the specific weight of cement. This led us to design a bollard made of recycled plastic.
7500 plastic bottles are capable of equating a 150kg concrete bollard.

472 – Krisnhoe Rinaldy & Aryo Wibisono – Gaze

Child toys are one of many contributors to plastic waste in Indonesia. Traditional toys are also becoming more and more scarce as kids nowadays play with more modern toys or gadgets. We believe global awareness can start from early stages of life, so the child toys can be a message or an inspiration for kids to start caring about their environment. The gaze is a top toy that can be used as home decoration when the object is not in use. The process is designed as simple as possible to make it accessible for kids or family to make it on their own.

474 – Alessandro Saggia – Plateaux

Plateaux is a coffee table made with PET preforms.
Since plastic packaging, and especially PET bottles, are the cause of most of the land and marine pollution, the idea behind the plateaux project is the overcoming of bottled water in favor of the use of water supply. However, the pet blowing technologies developed so far must not be thrown away, but used and implemented for other products. Vases, bowls, even chairs! The coffee table is only one of the possible applications of this technology, now considered traditional. Another interesting side of the project is the possibility of abolishing the molds, blowing the preforms freely. In this way each piece will be unique and casual.

478 – alcarol – Fluctus Suspension Lamp

The product in evidence is a lamp; its surface represents the ocean seen from an underwater view, and the light coming from above filters and passes through the surface, creating light effects through the material.

The material in this project has been worked in a different way – therefore not in the form of a slab – but in very thin surface, reduced to a minimum.
Work was done by dissolving a small amount of regenerated nylon together with small pieces of fishing nets collected from the ocean.
In this way we create thin, non-homogeneous and irregular lighting screens, whose shape and color is given by the dissolution of the starting materials.

The plastic material dissolves, independently composing the structure, the chemical bonds, the color effects, as if it were an autonomously grown plant form.
The light source is placed behind the surface, the light passes through it in areas where the material is thin or more transparent, projecting suggestive lights and shadows around it.

Through the transparency and reflections at different density, the coloured fishing nets melted together with the recycled polymer seems to float, as an abstract reflection about the fragile condition of our oceans.

503 – Ovidiu Cristian Pavel, Giulia Scalzo, Tudor Pavel – Vessel Factory

With our Vessel – Factory we do not want to remain closed within our small circle of “special” people, who share the same values ​​and accept only similar individuals.
We want to involve those who are different from us because it is those people are needed if we want to have a real impact on Planet Earth.

We believe in win-win solutions to have an impact – to prevent plastic from ending up in the oceans – people, many people, must collaborate with each other and can do it more easily if 1) the solution offered is easy to reach, within reach hand and make life easier instead of adding more complexity and difficulty. We believe in concrete support for people, we want to help them simplify and give themselves permission to make choices that they themselves admire but, at the same time, not enough to implement them due to laziness, different priorities, difficulties in managing daily life 2) exchange a reward, a personal advantage in the face of their commitment.

Each individual receives in exchange a recycled plastic vessel, a food and a shopping voucher (or a fuel voucher depending on the choice of the supermarket), the supermarkets, on the other hand, obtain in exchange an increase in customers and savings on the purchase of some types of vegetables.
Petrol stations, in turn, get more customers as do pharmacies who adopt, for example, a Vessel-factory in their parking lot and, in return, provide a small discount or a trendy product for free in exchange for the plastic collected.

And our oceans return to “breathe” when everyone can win.

510 – Stefano Giovacchini – Pandora

Pandora is a lamp and a large decorative vase in post-consumer recycled plastic. It is a piece of furniture and a symbol of a second chance for plastic: we have abused it, and now that we are suffering damage. But the plastic that we produced we can recycle it, give it a second life and a second chance. The light inside Pandora is the hope for a conscious use of plastic.

529 – ELAWIATR – Marshmallow

One person statistically throws away almost 100 PET bottles a year, which translates into more than 400 million tons of plastic waste produced in the world every year. A staggering 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the world’s oceans every year.
The matter is complicated by the fact that one bottle needs 500 years for decomposition! For this reason, a collection of PET packaging is organized, which is then recycled.
We save the planet’s health of the sea life, and the acquired materials get a second life.

Welcome to ELAWIATR’s New Renaissance Art World!

To reuse and reinvent plastic waste, ELAWIATR’s New Renaissance eco art creation is inspired by a Marshmallow: desirable candy as sculpture design.
Timeless, iconic sculptures can adapt to many different environments, traditional or contemporary private collections, public spaces, and museums around the world.
Not coincidentally, we can note that ingredients of marshmallows are often artificial, so it’s a metaphorical symbol of artificial ingredients of design.
If you are going to eat marshmallows, are you not interested in what they are made of?
It’s as unique and hard to resist as the art!
We use natural ingredients because it is possible to do so.
We let you experience this feeling and translate them into a timeless, eco, elegant, extravagant, and joyful product.

The intimate relationship between the object and the consumer.
The project of ELAWIATR communicates particular attention addressing all sweets lovers from children to adults who can strongly promote this change, which has to spread worldwide. And it’s a deep opportunity to reduce the ecological disruptive impact in a tangible way. Because unfortunately, there is currently a lack of consciousness about the issue.


543 – Jake Rollins – Golf Weave

At the heart of this body of work is a proposal to rethink how we make – for now, and for the future. No longer can we afford to make and build using finite resources in ever reductive processes. We need to completely eliminate the life and death cycles we perpetuate and mimic mother nature in her infinite dance of life and rebirth. This proposed method intends to do exactly that.

The object you are looking at is made of golf balls, as beads, held together by polyester cord.

These golf balls are arranged as if they were each atoms of carbon. Hexagonal groups of six balls each share one border to make flat surfaces, while pentagons and heptagons are placed strategically to distort and warp, giving rise to the formation of seats, legs, arms and rests. These curves are the same ones we see in isolation in carbon and all of her allotropes. Nanotubes, nano-cones, graphene and various fullerenes are hacked, combined and enlarged to a human scale – their bonds traded for tensioned cord.

Evidently, his novel technique speaks directly to mother nature. Through the amalgamation of atoms with semi-permanent bonds, mother nature uses the same general principle to make all the different compounds that surround us. She also uses this principle to unmake, and as atoms come together, they also come apart.

589 – Pradyumna Rao – Nicobar Lounge Chair

Concept: Design environmentally-conscious product that helps reduce the plastic waste dumped into the sea. It represents the limitless applications of segregated plastic waste. Aesthetically inspired by calming stillness of water and texture of sea rocks. Hand assembled and secured with eight bolts, it can be easily dismantled and flat packed. Ergonomically designed with wide, backward-tilted seating to support user while allowing them to enjoy a relaxed experience.

595 – Simon Van Pottelbergh – Loop Shelving Unit

“Loop” is a shelving unit made out of 100% recycled PMMA (Regenerated monomer or R-MMA).

The shape is based on a twisted loop, which gives the design a certain softness while maintaining a geometric and dynamic look.

A light sandblasted finish is used in order to give a translucent effect.

“Loop” can be made in a variety of colours, ranging from natural clear to smoke grey.

After it’s lifetime the shelving unit can be ground, whereafter the material will be recycled using a depolymerisation process. This ensures the recycled material will have the same properties as its original raw material.