Get a Handle on It
Production Waste Plastic, Stainless ...
Working with material before it hits the rubbish pile, ACV studio has developed a cohort of handles to push and pull and get a grip on.
Rubber Bands, Mild Steel, Nylon
The Postal Chair utilises rubber bands, a common mail delivery waste material. Through experimentation we were able to construct a tensioned seat surface using numerous bands....
Adam Markowitz & Apple Huang
Recycled HDPE plastic (primarily sou...
Droop is formed from waste HDPE, one of the most commonly used plastics in the packaging industry. Droop plays with the nature of molten plastic and experimental methods for ma...
3d Printed Ceramics
The Clayshave is a razor made purely from ceramic. Disposable razors are typically made from steel, aluminium and plastic and lock purchasers into buying consumable brand-compa...
Basse Stittgen and Liam Fennessy
Dehydrated Pigs Blood (granules) and...
Produced entirely from animal blood through a process of dehydration, granulation and low temperature incremental compression moulding this work illustrates the plausibility of...
Welcome to Florence Street
Florence street was old, industrial Brunswick, it was run down, a wasteland, but full of potential. It was the perfect location for The Commons, the pilot project for Nightinga...
Christopher Boots, Heidi Chaloupka, Sam Fuller and Jules Zaccak
Quartz, Stone, Brass, Jesmonite and ...
Inspired by the dynamic and often colourful character of Terrazzo, and the boundless compositions of mosaic, we experimented with various discarded offcuts to rebirth them into...
Danny Ngo and Adam Goodrum
Denim Jean Pulp, Bio-degradeble Glue
Revitalizing waste denim jeans - pulverised and soaked in a biodegradable glue mix, cures and intertwines the tensegrity of denim fibres.
While fashion is transient, denim pulp...
Ceramic Waste Collected from Drain S...
Earth Works looks at the issue of tailings - the unusable by-product of mined ore. To avoid contaminating waterways, this sludge gets housed in large dams indefinitely. In resp...
Guy Keulemans with Kiyotaka Hashimoto
Archaeologic Vase (series 5)
Stoneware, Paint, Sterling Silver St...
Ceramic stapling is the most ancient and effective means to repair crockery and reduce ceramic waste, but has almost completely disappeared from use. Keulemans learnt it from b...
Old Growth Hardwood Fencing Droppers...
Dropper Chair explores the re-use of farm materials that have served their first use for 60 plus years but are either no longer fit for their intended primary purpose or have b...
GolfWeave turns the discarded golf ball into a homogenous building block. Woven and tensioned, these beaten up, but sturdy little balls can grow through space to create functio...
Ceramic Sink, Ceramic Toilet, Oxides...
Unfinished Business is a project that addresses unsustainable consumer behaviours by extending lives of objects destined for landfill. The bathroom fittings were found roadside...
33° 51' 40'' S 151° 12' 46'' E
Sand Stone Core Sample, Brass Components
Prior to construction, core samples are taken to test the foundations of a landscape and are an excavated time capsule that symbolise the transition from a naturally formed env...
Plaspanel' plastric sheet made from ...
‘Standard Issue’ is an exploration off what is possible with ‘off the shelf’ sheet materials that are made from recycled content. Using ‘Plaspanel’ made from recycled HDPE plas...
Re.Bean Coffee Project
Spent Coffee Ground Waste
Making from locally collected coffee ground waste, Re.Bean Coffee Project explores a brand new sustainable material for furniture pieces. The project features not only a unique...
Liane Rossler & Kate Dunn
Oyster Shell Concrete
Pearler is created from waste oyster shells. The name is in reference to the shape of the work, the materials used, & as a play on the Aussie slang word 'Pearler' meaning pleas...
Iceberg Lettuce, Xanthan Gum
Re-defining what waste is, Lettuce Eat is the result of working with wasted food, and reconstituting it to become a material of workability, adaptability and transformability, ...
Glass, Aluminium, Plastic, Stainless...
TeMo (tensegrity-modular) investigates how ‘product longevity’ can be achieved through modular design. Connective components are designed up-front for multiple lives rather tha...
Waste Paper, Biodegradable Glue, Ame...
CMYK Stool explores the recycling and reuse of waste paper as a viable furniture product. Shredded paper pulp is moulded over a CNC cut form; utilising digital fabrication tech...
Niklavs Rubenis, Halie Rubenis and Brett Lamb
Object Realities - Hard Rubbish Ep...
Based in the designer’s hometown of Queanbeyan (NSW), Object Realities - Hard Rubbish is the first instalment from a series of propositional short films exploring one of the mo...
Matt Lenz, Paul Mylecharane (Public Office)
A Discrete Infinity
Chromium Browser, Networked Raspberr...
Each moment we spend interacting with our personal devices, we secrete. Much like spiders, we are weaving webs that map our daily movements, our interactions, spending habits a...
HDPE Polyethelene, Stainless Steel
Australian hospitals produce 260 million kilograms of solid waste each year and health care facilities are growing at a rate of 5 percent. Grip provides ergonomically designed ...
Mycelium (Ganoderma steyaertanum), B...
The primary component for fabrication of the chip stool is the sawdust collected from Australian pine softwood. Collected from the studio during woodworking operations such as ...
Marine Debris Bakelite Bento Box
Marine Debris Bakelite Developed by ...
The Marine Debris Bakelite Bento Box has been designed as a versatile container for lunch, snacks or storage.
Thomas Coward & Nick Rennie
Designers Rennie and Coward present new items created from waste marble salvaged from residential building sites.
Tom Fereday, Ash Allen and Studio Kyss
Cullet represents a series of sculptural objects produced from recycled waste glass (cullet).
Rachel Byron, Ryan Robinette and Tom Skeehan
Fabric, Foam, Paper, Plastic, Resin
Morphing used baby garments, toys and packaging into objects for use by the same child in a toddler’s playroom.
Repetition and and raw materials have been a driving narrative t...
(U-P) Paul Fuog, Uriah Gray, Will Neill, Leannue Gu
This as that
Expanding on U-P’s study of appropriation in design, This as that Volume 1 is a photographic book documenting Lifehacks.
Coffee Husk Waste Composite Plastic
HuskeeCup is a considered, design driven response to a mature reusable coffee cup market. Visually iconic; functionally sophisticated; HuskeeCup and accessories are made from a...
Vert Design and Spark & Burnish
Marine Debris Bakelite Door Knob
Marine Debris Plastic
Marine Debris Bakelite is a series of designed objects characterised by a marbled quality that references early Bakelite in look, weight and density. It is made from recycled o...