Collection: Unit 7

Research

Procedure of Recycling HDPE

1)Shred

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2)Melt

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2)Mold

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Visit to Happenstance Workshop

At the Happenstance workshop, they use waste milk bottles as a base of the plastic sheets and mix the milk bottle caps and create colorful plastic sheets. I was shocked to hear that about 40 milk bottles are used in a recycled plastic sheet. Recycled plastic is a very sustainable and eco-friendly material.

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Paper Brick Chair by WooJai Lee

Recycled paper turned into bricks that can be used to build furniture. Soft and textile like texture. 

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Loll Design-Outdoor furniture made from recycled plastic

Loll products are made with 100% recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) primarily from milk jugs. Milk jugs are used due to their lack of pigment so Loll’s vibrant colors can be created. As Loll material is a post-consumer recycled material, the medium to create the material does inevitably fluctuate. Loll products are manufactured with a highly weatherable HDPE sheets. Our post-consumer resin includes a superior UV additive designed for plastics that improves exterior durability, greatly reducing characteristic surface degradation caused by sunlight and other UV light sources. It does not change color over time.

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Moss growing through small gaps

I found moss growing through the gaps in between bricks in front of my house. I realized that moss could be a great material to use because it grows flat and has more clean/neat look than flowers. It also has carpet-like texture.

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Plant growing through small gaps

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Harvest by Asif Kahn

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Lake River by Mathieu Lehanneur

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El Anatsui

El Anatsui is a sculptor from Ghana who currently lives and works in Nigeria. He transforms simple, everyday materials into striking large-scale installations. In 1999, Anatsui found a bag of full of metal seals from African liquor bottles. Since then he has received great recognition for a series of wall-mounted installations or assemblages made from seals. He crushes this material into circles or cuts into strips and then sews together with copper wire. 

As well as bottle caps, he has also used found materials that range from old milk tins, railway sleepers, driftwood, iron nails and printing plates. His use of recycled African materials highlights that there are some places in the world where people have to re-use materials out of necessity, rather than as a choice.

He hasn’t just turned something discarded into something beautiful. The use of bottle caps hints at broader topics such as global consumerism and its history, including slavery.

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Research @Gallery Miro

I found a series of lighting collection at the gallery Miro. All of the lightings were constructed in numbers of layers, which spread light beautifully. Plastic was used as a material. What if it was made of waste plastic?like a water bottle?

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Plastic Tree

Pascale Marthine Tayou grows plastic tree at art basel 2015. "Trash" material could be transformed into such a beautiful artwork. 

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Research @Tate Modern

When I saw this series of robot shaped artworks, I instantly thought of designing a trash can that is shaped like a robot. Each part of the robot could be the parts for different types of recycling trash; for example, the robot's head for plastic and arms for paper.

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Melting Disco Ball

Melting disco balls by he Rotterdam

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Jean Michel Othoniel

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Streets of London-Lights

Lights hung up on the streets make up the whole city bright and cheerful.

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Streets of London-Litter Bins

Attachable litter bins?

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Streets of London-Litter Bins

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Streets of London-Bench

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Streets of London

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Los Trompos

Gallery of Esrawe + Cadena's Toy-Inspired "Los Trompos" Installation

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Unique Bike Stand Design

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Visit to Happenstance Workshop

This machine is a moulder, which makes the shredded pieces of wast plastic into a new piece of plastic sheet. The size is approximately 530 x 380 mm. 

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One Day Paper Waste by Jens Praet

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Mixed with clear resign, the limited-run objects are made in a mold then finished by hand.

Yarla Jukurrpa-ground crack pattern

Yarla Jukurrpa belongs to men of the Japaljarri/Jungarrayi subsections and to Napaljarri/Nungarrayi women. It comes from an area to the east of Yuendumu called Cockatoo Creek. ‘Yarla’ (bush potato) are fibrous tubers that grow beneath a low spreading plant, found by looking for cracks in the ground.

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Bench at the Hyde Park

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Plant growing through small gaps

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Etta by Livia and Gianluca

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Rêveries Urbaines

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Vase designs inspiration

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Vase by Jamie Hayon

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Vase by Ronan&Erwan

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Vase by Karim Rashid

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Vase by Ferm Living SS16

 

Design using shadows

Colour perspex adds fun but stylish dimension to the ground, and visually pleasing as well.

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Playground for Machida Kobato Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan by Etre Design

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Gardens of le bristol paris hotel by Daniel Buren

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Reflection of stained glass at the Washington National Cathedral

Stuart Haygarth

Stuart Haygarth creates a series of artworks that are the collection of "man-made" debris. 

I want to design a sustainable product, and Stuart's works are inspiring me to use waste materials to create a new artwork.

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Aurora Robson

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Research @Saatchi Gallery

Corvid by Kate McCgwire

This work is made of craw's feathers.

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Streets of London-Graffiti

Graffiti is definitely an eye catching element for pedestrians. 

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Streets of London-Litter Bins

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Streets of London-Litter Bins

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Streets of London-Bench-

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Streets of London-Bicycle Racks

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Bollard Chair

Bollard design by Teratoma productions

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Tulip-Seat Chair

Tuplip Seat Chair by Marco Manders

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Visit to Happenstance Workshop

I visited the Happenstance workshop at Deptford, a place that makes recycled HDPE plastic sheets from waste plastic. The machine in the picture is a plastic shredder, which shreds waste plastic into small pieces before moulding.  

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50% Sawdust by Kulla

50% Sawdust used the combination of two different worlds of waste – wooden sawdust and plastic bags.

The project comes from the studio’s desire to find new uses / purposes for sawdust and plastic bags, in which they have creating new aesthetic qualities and applications for the two materials.They have joined plastic sawdust with wooden sawdust, creating a homogeneous mixture to create a new product, without the use of any adhesives.

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Tree growing inside of a circular object

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Plant growing through small gaps

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Pajarito Chair by Chris Wolston

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Cage Archibird by Grgroire de Laforrest

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Research @Tate Modern

I tried to find interesting shapes and forms at the exhibition because I want to experiment with different and unexpected shapes for this project.

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Summer Igloo

Summer Igloo by Virginia Malnyk

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Shadow into the design?

The two products use the property of shadow to create nature friendly environment. I think I could use this method to my design since I am making something in the middle of the city where real plants are hard to be managed.

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Millenial Pink by Marc Ange

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Shadylace Parasol by Droog

Guillermo Santomà

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Bench design

A bench by Nicole Wermers

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Research @Saatchi Gallery

Echoes of the Kill by Alexi Williams wynn

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Streets of London-Colors!

Using colorful and playful colors on a street is an easy way to brighten up the city. However, it's hard to find colors in cities because of the skyscrapers.

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Streets of London-Litter Bins

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Streets of London-Litter Bins

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Streets of London-Narrow streets

I have found that the streets in London are very narrow; therefore it is hard to find street furniture.

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Unique Trashcan Designs

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Los Carpinteros, TRASH- SHOPPING CART on ArtStack

A Bin to a Vase

Flower designer Lewis Miller turned litter bins in NYC to flower vase. I think this was a really great idea not only to make streets aesthetically pleasing, but to change people's perception of litter bins.

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Blue Carpet Square

Blue Carpet Square by Heatherwick Studio, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

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