LEGO recycling containers by flussocreative
LEGO recycling containers by flussocreative LEGO recycling containers by flussocreative
nov 18, 2011

LEGO recycling containers by flussocreative

‘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.’ -flussocreative

concept sketch

rendering of the project

wooden prototypes

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication.

  • ik like the project but isn’t there a problem regarding copyright?

    cj says:
  • Design registration for lego bricks has expired so it seems anyone can use them now.

    Si says:
  • Is there any other reasoning behind the name aside from the obvious similarity to Lego?

    Mike says:
  • These Lego Recycle Containers are cool i never ever saw these before what a fantastic idea i really want these

    [url=] Lego Toys Are Us [/url] says:
  • These Lego Containers Are COOL

    [url=]Lego Christmas Sets[/url] says:
  • clever

    dbkii says:
  • cool

    ardesmida says:
  • It would be helpful to know how to buy these things…

    Roy E. Ito says:

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