'trashformers' furniture in the pink house, decorate the otherwise all-white interior

'trashformers' furniture in the pink house, decorate the otherwise all-white interior

a pink house decorated with abandoned polystyrene boxes 

 

savvas laz has completed ‘a pink house’ on the easternmost edge of greece, on kastellorizo — an island known for its colored facades. a light pink facade occupies the otherwise all-white interior that follows the vernacular aesthetic of the island, all while incorporating his unique method of transforming abandoned polystyrene boxes. 

 

this dwelling invites visitors to experience the ‘trashformers world’ following the designer’s hand-production technique as a need to get away from the era of mass-production and overwhelm. as a response, the pink house is formed with peculiar chunky furniture made of discarded polystyrene packing crates, prioritizing adaptive re-use and escapist cocooning, among the picturesque port of the island.'trashformers' furniture in the pink house, decorate the otherwise all-white interiorall images courtesy of DSL studio, melania dalle grave, agnese bedini

 

 

rethink trash as part of our living place

 

this method reinterprets waste as a part of creational processes, changing our perception of our living space aesthetics. the final design employs a blanched capsule that features a series of equipment and built-in furniture based on the ‘trashformers’ method. the process starts by forming structural skeletons from discarded polystyrene packing crates. after sealing them in fiberglass and resin, the artist gives them functionality by adding, when needed, finishing materials of mirror or textile.

 

more specifically, the kitchen set combines a table, bench, and food containers, the storage space blends a bar with shelving on a stairwell landing, while the upper floors accommodate unique pieces including nightstands, a bed, a desk, and shelves that shape the bedroom areas. the overall design is completed with additional details from light fixtures to banisters, adding a seamless look to the interior.  'trashformers' furniture in the pink house, decorate the otherwise all-white interior

 

 

peculiar chunky forms coated all in white 

 

till now, laz’s trashformers pieces were characterized by their whimsical shapes painted with bright popping colors. at the pink house, the attention was shifted to white responding to the greek island’s architectural aesthetics. meanwhile, in collaboration with a kastellorizan plaster worker, the designer sculpted custom elements and details, using plaster techniques to enable a more seamless and functional way.

 

‘by muting individual elements and fusing them into a whole through this total white-out, laz’s chunky forms are made minimalist, leading to an environment that integrates the postmodernism of composite bricolage with the disciplined congruity of modernism, all with an eye to the future.’

'trashformers' furniture in the pink house, decorate the otherwise all-white interior

'trashformers' furniture in the pink house, decorate the otherwise all-white interior

 

'trashformers' furniture in the pink house, decorate the otherwise all-white interior
paying tribute to the existing vernacular

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peculiar pieces shape the sleeping area

'trashformers' furniture in the pink house, decorate the otherwise all-white interior
clad all in white

'trashformers' furniture in the pink house, decorate the otherwise all-white interior
kitchen fittings made of polystyrene boxes

'trashformers' furniture in the pink house, decorate the otherwise all-white interior
shelving on a stairwell landing

'trashformers' furniture in the pink house, decorate the otherwise all-white interior
unique banisters

 

 

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bathroom fittings
bathroom fittings
built-in furniture
built-in furniture

project info:

 

name: a pink house
designer: savvas laz 

architect: fotini chalvantzi

civil engineer: konstantinos toubakaris

location: kastellorizo, greece

client: nicoletta fiorucci

photography: DSL studio, melania dalle grave, agnese bedini

 

 

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

 

edited by: christina petridou | designboom

 

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