Recycled materials in Italian interiors
Recycled materials in Italian interiors
These images come from the exhibition named “Stanze e Camere + 100 Chairs in 100 Days” which was installed in Triennale Design Museum in Milan in October 2009.
In his project “100 chairs in 100 days”, Gamper has reconfigured the design of 100 seats which were retrieved over a period of two years through his adventures of rummaging through garbage, picking up rejected and deserted chairs. the result is a collage of design history.
Martino Gamper says:
"I collected discarded chairs from London streets (or more frequently, friends’ homes) over a period of about two years. My intention was to investigate the potential of creating useful new chairs by blending together the stylistic and structural elements of the found ones. The process produced something like a three-dimensional sketchbook, a collection of possibilities. I wanted to question the idea of there being an innate superiority in the one-off and used this hybrid technique to demonstrate the difficulty of any one design being objectively judged The Best. I also hope my chairs illustrate — and celebrate — the geographical, historical and human resonance of design: what can they tell us about their place of origin or their previous sociological context and even their previous owners? For me, the stories behind the chairs are as important as their style or even their function."
Further information on http://martinogamper.com/project/a-100-chairs-in-a-100-days/
It’s an ecological lamp realized by ITLab, with entirely recycled material and synthetic grass.
Grass-on is an extension of ITLab’s mission to realize new concepts between architecture, design and interiors by using surprising materials and forms
The cube structure of the lamp gives it added versatility, letting it rest on the floor, on a table, or suspended from the ceiling. A pretty and green cube lamp!
presented at Salone del Mobile 2012 in Milan, this chair was designed to become the new international symbol of greenthinking in the design community.
Designed by the archistar Philippe Starck, Broom chair embodies the finest concept of sustainabilty, at the base of Emeco values, a company which has always been pioneer of the recicle of materials, where “less is more”.
Broom chair is realized entirely by the reuse of already sustainable Emeco products, and it launches for the first time in the furniture context a totally new concept, that of “re-birthing”: it was born in fact from the ashes of waste materials scraps, which are collected and reinvented becoming something else: a high level design chair, symbol of a new mindstyle.
The race towards the future and the desire to keep the past alive coexist in Rememberme.
A chair that embodies the current focus on sustainability and recycling (Rememberme is entirely made from old jeans). Rememberme gives new life to objects which are unconscious memory capsules.
Orange Thinks Ltd. is a company always willing to experiment and innovate.
In 2006 it started the experiment in the world of events and retail ISO shipping container which has created innovative contemporary architecture. From these experiences, a new project is born now, green_frame, the only system designed to reuse the containers.
The first prefabricated house design label - minus 6 +1 green_frame - is a house of 140 sqm on two levels, with outdoor patio, patio and terraces.
”Strong projected outwards - the authors explain the project - provided with numerous and large windows that allow light to pass through the house in every direction, very well finished and furnished, our home design is a truly “sustainable living" endowed with beauty, charm and comfort as well as perfectly in line with the concept of sustainability. “
Applicable on walls and ceilings, DuPont ™ Energain ® is a panel which incorporates a phase change material capable of absorbing the heat when the temperature rises in indoor environments and release each time the temperature drops below a certain threshold, allowing effectively reduce the energy costs of buildings with low thermal inertia.
Seat made with recycled industrial plates, treated with antioxidant clear coat. Inspired by the typical “Italian tavern chair ” with a simple but compelling structure. The whole frame does not possess any internal auxiliary support, there is no support on which the plate is applied, but is the sheet of metal itself who forms a self-supporting frame.
“ Today, second-hand clothes are materials in their own right” she sais.
WOOD is an ottoman with wood feet and is a single seat, comfortable and original. Each model is made from recycled corduroy pants. The design resembles the “trunk of a tree” and is mounted on a solid wood frame.
SUSHI is instead a reversible ottoman, original and very comfortable. It’s composed of recycled blue jeans pants and a colored center, a design that recalls the rolls of Sushi. For the different models are needed between 20 and 40 pants to make an ottoman, but I find it a brilliant idea!
Among the ideas to furnish your home there are some that make us truly dumbfounded. There are new design projects carried out by vehicles, but every time we come across a new design, our imagination takes new roads and our ecological conscience tells us to buy for our house. This old Vespa scooter has been transformed into a small desk to comfortably use a computer. It ‘was designed by David Giametta which used the chassis of an old Vespa in 1968 and a laptop computer mounted on his handlebars and put some books on his back seat. The design is really interesting and will surely enjoy sitting in an ergonomic design for video games or searching the internet, and why not, to complete your work at home.
Thanks to a government regulation, which requires scrapping old vehicles, the designer has transformed these vehicles and recycled objects into useful eco design in an original way to decorate a house. There are many creative people with different ideas, but this is different because it gives the illusion of movement while sitting on a scooter carrying out your work. Ergonomically designed, the scooter is stationary and will not make too much noise. It’s a nice idea to decorate the house and have friends who admire this old Vespa, that is not only aesthetically beautiful, but has very interesting ecological characteristics.
FanTubes decor is a fun use of cardboard tubes that are often discarded and thrown into landfill. Hundreds of cardboard tubes were put together to create and build things for an impressive contemporary eco design, which certainly offers comfort and originality of our house.
The FanTubes was created by Italian designers Paola Argine and Cristina Rise that together form the Double-EI company. The tubes of cardboard recycled in a sustainable way, which usually are used by designers, architects, artists and students, were re-used and molded into chairs and tables with glass Plexiglas. Anything that can help recycle these pipes to prevent them from ending up in landfill has certainly many environmental benefits in addition to the fact that these cardboard tubes can be recycled for the same original function.
There is something fascinating in the waste to be reused in this way.
I did not try to sit in these chairs, but definitely as well as being comfortable, they demonstrate the great potential that exists in recycling unused objects.
A pile of “never opened” Bruno Vespa books is the base of a small table made of recycld materials by Giulio Iacchetti. It is one of the ironic “oggetti disobbedienti” ( naughty objects) collection, that was exposed in 2009 in the Triennale museum of design in Milan, and matches desecration with social commitment.
Through his designs Iacchetti explores the need to expand and strengthen
the democratisation of design, through a dialectic relation between culture and marketing.
iacchetti’s approach is conceptual, in which he works on ideas rather than objects.
he captures the spirit of the time and analyses its contradictions, creating objects that
generate meaning and suggest deviations, short circuits, and contrasts.
his ‘disobedient’ objects are often a commentary on or question of the state of the world today.