Based on the shape of a bee hive, the fine lines of the distinct geometry of these shelves makes them surprisingly durable. Designed by Ruche, the shelves are made from recycled factory refined cardboard or recycled aluminium, both of which are very lightweight and resistant. In order to assemble the shelves, you neither need screws, glue, nails, or anything else. All the parts perfectly slide together into an isostatic structure, which, like the bee hive, makes it so strong.
The Egyptian design group REFORM have finally made it happen - reuse used plastic bags by turning them into a strong, durable and washable material called Plastex. The material is interwoven with eco-friendly material on traditional Egyptian hand looms, thus preserving the local weaving industry and reviving its culture. At the same time Plastex offers a practical solution to one of the country's biggest problems: waste. Check out the process of how Plastex is being woven tog
Take recycled old fans purchased from junk-shops and combine them with traditional weaving skills by Filipino craftsmen and you get these fantastic lampshades from the company FANtasized. Making products from waste material is everywhere a welcomed sight. But especially in Cebu City, Philippines, where waste management is a huge problem, designs such as these are an innovative step towards building environmental awareness. Watch the video on what drives the people from FANta