The marks left by human activity on the globe are becoming deeper and more damaging. The climate ischanging at an ever quicker pace. 

The goal of the Trash Design group is to show how design methods need to change if we have aviable culture on our planet one hundred years from now. Even if we are free to exploit natural resources, it is our duty to provide for the material’s circulation so that the future generations have the same or evenbetter opportunities. Trash Design’s goal is to fundamentally change the design business. We pick up all sorts of refuse and surplus materials and then turn then into valuable commondities.

Sometimes, the industry’s manufacturing processes are incomplete. What they call waste, we feel is amistake in the process. We want to utilise surplus objects, wast and scrap. Instead of using virgin commondities, we designers strive to recycle materials in our work.

Trash Design is not only a design philosophy, but rather a part of a larger whole, Plan Tellus. We givelectures and workshops at schools and recycling centres, set up exhibitions and plan interior design. All is done on the conditions of sustainability. 

We work with people who think the way we do: designers, architects, students, businessmen andcraftsmen. In eight years, Trash Design has gone from a trend to a neccessary, uncomfortable truth. We still belive that change is possible.

Country: FI 

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