Taipei-based engineering firm Miniwiz is already known as a pioneer in technology for the circular economy, but now it is determined to find a new place for old waste — back into our homes. The innovative company has recently teamed up with homeware company Pentatonic to create the House of Trash, a home design exhibit that showcases everyday decor and furniture made from post-consumer waste.
Already known internationally, The House of Trash celebrates Miniwiz’s expansion into the Milan market. Located on Foro Bonaparte in the center of the city, the home is filled with various prototype products designed by Pentatonic. According to its description, the space is a 360-degree real-world demonstration of what can be achieved by converting consumer waste into usable products.
Everything from food packaging and coffee cups to furniture and artwork in the house is made with trash. Also on display will be prototypes of Pentatonic’s AirTool Soft, which is a line of modular fabric components woven from trash on Italian looms. Additional displays include recycled pieces by multidisciplinary Italian architect, Cesare Leonardi and an art series, “We’re All In This Together,” by famed graffiti artist, Mode2.
After its unveiling, the home will become a permanent place where the sustainably-minded companies can display their latest green innovations. The space will allow people and companies of all backgrounds to come together and collaborate on ideas that address sustainability, recycling and eco-consciousness.
According to Miniwiz founder Arthur Huang, Milan is the perfect setting to find a real market for the innovative “trash technologies.” He said, “There is no better place than Milan to engage designers and architects with our trash innovation and circular technology.”
Images via Miniwiz