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FREITAG’S NEW SHIPPING CONTAINER STORE
Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On June 27, 2006 @ 5:54 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Architecture,Design,Green Building,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 5 Comments
One of the pioneering innovators in turning industrial refuse into functional gear is Freitag , the Swiss company launched by a pair of entrepreneurial bike-riding designers who decided that dirty old truck tarps would make ideal messenger bags. Frietag blew up quickly from its humble beginnings — it’s easy to love bags that are durable, waterproof, recycled, and one-of-a-kind. But in scaling up, Freitag’s never compromised their commitment to material reuse and local production (in Zurich).
But why stop there? Given their knack for putting a super-hip edge on recycling, they’ve now scaled up exponentially, with a concept retail space made from shipping containers . “Lovingly they were gutted, reinforced, piled up and secured. Zurich’s first bonsai-skyscraper.”
Via Reluct 
If this weren’t cool enough, Freitag also makes “Patriotic Footballs” (Just in time for the World Cup) from recyled truck tarps. Viva la game!
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 concept retail space made from shipping containers: http://www.reluct.com/home/f-shop_e.pdf
 Freitag: http://www.freitag.ch
 Via Reluct: http://www.reluct.com/home/2006/06/freitag-concept-store.html
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