marijke + sander lucas raise waste awareness with the trash closet
all images courtesy of marijke + sander lucas
the ‘trash closet’ by dutch designers marijke & sander lucas is a cabinet made from leftover furniture found on the streets of amsterdam, the netherlands that would normally end-up in a landfill. by incorporating the recycled pieces into a functional and unusual storage unit, they seek to inform individuals about the global furniture-waste crisis. exploring the possibility of creating high-end items from things such as discarded chairs and tables, the project aims to help people become more environmentally conscious. ‘the trash closet’ was made from discarded items that could be deemed as useless, but can actually serve as an educational tool. the final prototyping, production, and conceptualization was sponsored by dutch design only and is available as a limited edition.
‘considering the environmental devastations occurring on a global-scale; ranging from deforestation in the amazon to our global consumerism crisis, the trash closet is intended to be an aesthetic attention grabber with the purpose of educating individuals to be more cautious with what they do with old furniture,’ says sander lucas.
the cabinet is made from leftover furniture found on the streets of amsterdam
the closet open with a red interior
the recycled pieces are turned into a functional and unusual storage unit
they project seeks to inform individuals about the global furniture-waste crisis
the ‘trash closet’ was sponsored by dutch design only