By Mark McConville
THIS SLEEK modern furniture wouldn’t look out of place in the most luxurious homes but remarkably it is all made from old waste.
In an innovative move, the House of Trash is a home design exhibit that showcases everyday decor and furniture made from post-consumer waste.
Everything from food packaging and coffee cups to furniture and artwork in the house is made with trash.
The quirky idea was dreamt up by Taipei-based engineering firm Miniwiz alongside homeware company Pentatonic.
According to Miniwiz founder Arthur Huang, Milan is the perfect setting to find a real market for the innovative “trash technologies.”
“There is no better place than Milan to engage designers and architects with our trash innovation and circular technology,” he said.
Located on Foro Bonaparte in the centre of the city, the home is filled with various prototype products designed by Pentatonic.
According to its description, the space is a 360-degree real-world demonstration of what can be achieved by converting consumer waste into usable products.
Also on display will be prototypes of Pentatonic’s AirTool Soft, which is a line of modular fabric components woven from trash on Italian looms.
Additional displays include recycled pieces by multidisciplinary Italian architect, Cesare Leonardi and an art series, “We’re All In This Together,” by famed graffiti artist, Mode2.
After it’s unveiling, the home will become a permanent place where the sustainably-minded companies can display their latest green innovations.
The space will allow people and companies of all backgrounds to come together and collaborate on ideas that address sustainability, recycling and eco-consciousness.
Miniwiz is a strategic investor in homeware start-up Pentatonic, which launched at the London Design Festival in September 2017.
With exclusive rights to Miniwiz’s industry-leading circular technology in the consumer space, Pentatonic has quickly established a reputation as a disruptive emerging brand representing the future of manufacturing and design.
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