‘leco’ recycling containers by flussocreative
created by italian design studio flussocreative ‘leco’ is a system of recycling and storage containers,
utilizing the look and practical design of LEGO building blocks.
the collection currently includes four polymer boxes: two smaller models in blue and green
(for aluminum and glass recycling respectively) and two larger size containers in white and yellow
(for paper and plastic). while these modules are designed specifically for the divisions
and colour coding of the italian recycling system, ‘leco’ can be easily modified for other recycling
programs, or used for other kinds of storage.
the LEGO-like form of each piece enables the modules to be stacked stably in a range of configurations,
since each box pulls open from the front and not the top as in many existing recycling containers.
full view of a set of containers
‘leco’ in use
since the door opens from the front not the top, the containers can double as seating or table surfaces
the LEGO-like structure provides for easy and stable stacking
‘[the project results from] the desire to create, even if for a delicate issue such as environmental conservation;
and the opportunity to interact with the containers in a nice way, overcoming aesthetic and formal obstacles.
the result of that vision has led us to create a collector who had the power to attract people, not only because of its use,
but also for its space-saving ability and the way it encourages the daily practice of collection and separation.’
rendering of the project
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