House of Trash: Putting waste at the heart of the household

House of Trash, a showhouse made entirely from trash, is proving just how simple, stylish and elegant trash is when it comes to decorating interiors.

The house is a collaboration between Taipei-based engineering firm Miniwiz, a pioneer in technology for the circular economy, and homeware company Pentatonic. Their brief was to create a home design exhibit that showcases everyday decor and furniture made from post-consumer waste.

Located on Foro Bonaparte in Milan, the “House of Trash” is part home, part showroom, part office and part proto lounge. The space will be dedicated to the exploration and showcase of technologies and applications using waste, and will be where Miniwiz and Pentatonic’s newest innovations will be tested and debuted.

From fashion waste and food packaging, coffee cups to mobile phones – it can all be found in beautiful new applications throughout the expansive location. The living spaces, hot desk hubs and bedrooms are all fitted and fixtured using post-consumer materials.

The venue will also be used as a place where sustainably-minded companies can display their latest green innovations. House of Trash will allow people and companies of all backgrounds to come together and collaborate on ideas that address sustainability, recycling and eco-consciousness.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea

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