As designers, we are conscious of what we create and strive to make design choices based on both quality and environmental impact, we feel the need to contribute and foster a new way of thinking that values resources and products.
We are putting more and more effort into improving the way we design to ensure a longer lifespan for our projects and research smarter ways to deal with production waste that can still have new value and use.
Together with Fiction Factory, a creative manufacturer of interiors based in Amsterdam, we researched new ways to repurpose CNC waste, leftover production- and construction materials.
At this year’s Dutch Design Week we have showcased a circular design installation that values production waste and turns it into exhibition scenography. Part of the scenography for the “No Space for Waste” exhibition was made by division elements created from CNC waste supplied by Fiction Factory.
What we have learned from their team: 80% of the waste from their production is wood.
40% of this wood comes from their CNC machines, so there is plenty of CNC leftover material that we could repurpose.
What was really surprising is the beauty of these CNC waste sheets. Once all the intended parts are removed, the remaining framework reveals beautiful patterns that intrigued us. By combining multiple sheets into one single element, we create unexpected playful geometric patterns that are perfect for dividing spaces.
We are currently refining the design with the integration of textile elements, plants and seating elements. We named this circular project Ri-tagliō.
Design / MAST
Development / Fiction Factory
Photos / Tiago Leal .Lab