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Savvas Laz : Trashformers

Based in Athens (Greece), the designer Savvas Laz is quickly struck by the accumulation of waste from his hometown, including the lack of proper recycling facility. A shock to which the designer responds with the Trashformers series, a collection of furniture designed from recycled materials found on the street. An ethical and aesthetic series.

Made from expanded polystyrene molded blocks, material that Savvas Laz gleaned from boxes of electronic products - televisions, refrigerators or washing machines - abandoned in the street, the structure of the object was then covered with a resin based on water mixed with powder, pigment and fiberglass. According to random compositions, due to the different forms of polystyrene found, each of the elements is unique.

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"Trashformers is a project that addresses the major problem of recycling, disposal and use of polystyrene foam in the packaging industry. " Savvas Laz

The series thus consists of various seating options ranging from the "classic" chair to the sculptural stool, a table and a double mirror. Always dressed in pop and bright colors, the playful aesthetic set refers to the universe of Lego blocks whose resulting constructions are constrained by the shape of the game elements. A common point with the objects that make up the Trashformers collection!

An original way to highlight the problem of waste treatment in Greece.

To learn more, visit the site of Savvas Laz

Photographs: DR

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