Paper Brick Chair by WooJai Lee
Recycled paper turned into bricks that can be used to build furniture. Soft and textile like texture.
Cage Archibird by Grgroire de Laforrest
Vase by Jaime Hayon
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.
Millenial Pink by Marc Ange
Shadylace Parasol by Droog
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.
Summer Igloo by Virginia Melnyk
Unique Trashcan Designs
Pascale Marthine Tayou grows plastic tree at art basel 2015. "Trash" material could be transformed into such a beautiful artwork.
Lake River by Mathieu Lehanneur
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.
Jean Michel Othoniel
Bin to 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.
Etta by Livia and Gianluca
Harvest by Asif Kahn
Pajarito Chair by Chris Wolston
Unique Bike Stand Design