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Riciclo - Varese e' Mondiale - Bags re-using the advertisement banners of Varese Road Cycling World Championships 2008. A project together with The Province of Varese. Produced by ilVespaio and designed with Stefano Castiglioni.
Scacchie-Re - Products made recycling Whirlpool rejected components. Produced by ilVespaio and designed with Stefano Castiglioni.
Ri-sveglio - Bags made of recycled coffee packaging. Produced by ilVespaio.
Ri-sveglio - Bags made of recycled coffee packaging. Produced by ilVespaio.
Ri_piano - Table made of reused cooktop an reclaimed wood. A project by ilVespaio reusing scraps from Whirlpool's factory.
Ri_piano - Table made of reused cooktop an reclaimed wood. A project by ilVespaio reusing scraps from Whirlpool's factory.
Ri-piano - Table made of reused cooktop an reclaimed wood. A project by ilVespaio reusing scraps from Whirlpool's factory.
Tetragami - Origami tableware from juice cartons. Each product is a Tetra Pak sheet which can be easily assembled by the user with no need of glue nor tools.
Riciclobot - Toy made of reused orange juice carton. Kids can create their unique Riciclobot with their own cartons.
Tetragami - Origami tableware from juice cartons. Each product is a Tetra Pak sheet which can be easily assembled by the user with no need of glue nor tools.
Tetragami - Origami tableware from juice cartons. Each product is a Tetra Pak sheet which can be easily assembled by the user with no need of glue nor tools.
Tetragami - Origami tableware from juice cartons. Each product is a Tetra Pak sheet which can be easily assembled by the user with no need of glue nor tools.
Tetragami business card holder - Business card holder from milk cartons. It is a Tetra Pak sheet which can be easily assembled by the user with no need of glue nor tools.
Tetragami business card holder - Business card holder from milk cartons. It is a Tetra Pak sheet which can be easily assembled by the user with no need of glue nor tools.
BikeMI - Bags made of reused PVC banners for BikeMI. BikeMI is the new bike sharing service of Milan. Produced by ilVespaio.
Reclame - Products made of reused PVC banner. Produced by ilVespaio and designed with Stefano Castiglioni.
Re_make - Lamp made of films
Re_make - Lamp made of films
Re_make - Lamp made of films
DIY Products - Products made recycling biscuits packaging. Everybody can create these products at home recycling their packaging. A project with Barilla/Mulino Bianco.
DIY Products - Products made recycling biscuits packaging. Everybody can create these products at home recycling their packaging. A project with Barilla/Mulino Bianco.
DIY Products - Products made recycling biscuits packaging. Everybody can create these products at home recycling their packaging. A project with Barilla/Mulino Bianco.
DIY products - Products made recycling biscuits packaging. Everybody can create the products at home recycling their packaging. A project with ilVespaio and Barilla/Mulino Bianco.
Modular display - Modular display for hairdressers' salons. The components are made of recyled honeycomb cardboard. The display is delivered in a flat pack; it can be customized and assembled by the user. Designed with Stefano Castiglioni for Lifegate
Modular display - Modular display for hairdressers' salons. The components are made of recyled honeycomb cardboard. The display is delivered in a flat pack; it can be customized and assembled by the user. Designed with Stefano Castiglioni for Lifegate
Modular display - Modular display for hairdressers' salons. The components are made of recyled honeycomb cardboard. The display is delivered in a flat pack; it can be customized and assembled by the user. Designed with Stefano Castiglioni for Lifegate
Modular display - Modular display for hairdressers' salons. The components are made of recyled honeycomb cardboard. The display is delivered in a flat pack; it can be customized and assembled by the user. Designed with Stefano Castiglioni for Lifegate
Modular display - Modular display for hairdressers' salons. The components are made of recyled honeycomb cardboard. The display is delivered in a flat pack; it can be customized and assembled by the user. Designed with Stefano Castiglioni for Lifegate
Tetra Cars - Toy cars are made of juice cartons and plastic bottle caps. The cars are handcrafted by the South African cooperative KUNYE.
Kunye trains and provides work to groups and individuals who handcraft products, using recycled material wherever possible.
Tetra Cars - Fiat 500 - Toy cars made of juice cartons and plastic bottle caps. The cars are handcrafted by the South African cooperative KUNYE.
Kunye trains and provides work to groups and individuals who handcraft products, using recycled material wherever possible.
Tetra Cars - Fiat 500 - Toy cars made of juice cartons and plastic bottle caps. The cars are handcrafted by the South African cooperative KUNYE.
Kunye trains and provides work to groups and individuals who handcraft products, using recycled material wherever possible.
Tetra cars - Lamborghini Countach - Toy cars are made of juice cartons and plastic bottle caps. The cars are handcrafted by the South African cooperative KUNYE.
Kunye trains and provides work to groups and individuals who handcraft products, using recycled material wherever possible.
Tetra cars - Lamborghini Countach - Toy cars are made of juice cartons and plastic bottle caps. The cars are handcrafted by the South African cooperative KUNYE.
Kunye trains and provides work to groups and individuals who handcraft products, using recycled material wherever possible.
Tetra cars - Ferrari Testarossa - Toy cars are made of juice cartons and plastic bottle caps. The cars are handcrafted by the South African cooperative KUNYE.
Kunye trains and provides work to groups and individuals who handcraft products, using recycled material wherever possible.
Tetra cars - Ferrari Testarossa - Toy cars are made of juice cartons and plastic bottle caps. The cars are handcrafted by the South African cooperative KUNYE.
Kunye trains and provides work to groups and individuals who handcraft products, using recycled material wherever possible.
Tetra Cars - Toy cars made of juice cartons and plastic bottle caps. The cars are handcrafted by the South African cooperative KUNYE.
Kunye trains and provides work to groups and individuals who handcraft products, using recycled material wherever possible.
Ri_viera - Range of bags made of reused aramid. ilVespaio collected these old boat sails in yacht clubs. Some details are made with colourful PVC from advertising banners.

Designed with Stefano Castiglioni.

All the bags are handcrafted by the Social Cooperative Ecolab which trains and provide works to prisoners from the Milan's San Vittore prison.
Ri_viera - Range of bags made of reused aramid. ilVespaio collected these old boat sails in yacht clubs. Some details are made with colourful PVC from advertising banners.

Designed with Stefano Castiglioni.

All the bags are handcrafted by the Social Cooperative Ecolab which trains and provide works to prisoners from the Milan's San Vittore prison.
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ilVespaio Sustainable Ideas

ilVespaio is a network of free-lance designers with a focus on ecodesign and sustainability.

ilVespaio designs products using recycled materials or reusing production scrap, and promotes awareness on social and environmental issues.

ilVespaio cooperates with companies which want to increase the intangible value of their brand, and with institutions and organizers of big events interested in making their activities more sustainable.

ilVespaio organizes workshops and competitions about environmental themes.

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Comments (10)
  • Very nice project, is good to know that designer think on the waste as an opportunity to new products.

    10 years ago

  • Usually companies import cheap products from China to gice corporate gifts to their customers. With the DIY products designed by ilVespaio (www.ilvespaio.eu) the company gives only the instructions and the users can do the products themselves reusing their rubbish. It's a great idea for the environment!

    10 years ago

  • ilVespaio (www.ilvespaio.eu) found solutions to reuse packagings of biscuits and snacks by Mulino Bianco, Barilla. We produced prototypes of tableware, jewels, lamps and toys. Instructions how to assemble the DIY products will be posted on the company's website Users will be able to reuse their used packagings to create gifts for their children or friends.

    10 years ago

  • ilVespaio (www.ilvespaio.eu) found solutions to reuse packagings of biscuits and snacks by Mulino Bianco, Barilla. We produced prototypes of tableware, jewels, lamps and toys. Instructions how to assemble the DIY products will be posted on the company's website Users will be able to reuse their used packagings to create gifts for their children or friends.

    10 years ago

  • Hi all, these is a recycled business card holder made from milk cartons. It's made of a single Tetra Pak sheet which can be assembled easily by the user with no need of glue nor tools. It can be delivered flat, reducing the CO2 consumption it can be created directly at home by the user reusing its trash.

    10 years ago

  • I like the design.

    11 years ago

  • Hi all, I'm a new memberof this interesting group. I'm a co-founder of ilVespaio which is a studio to design sustainable products reusing the scraps of companies and events. This as ou first project: bags from the banners of Varese Road Cycling World Championships 2008 collcted at the end of the races. I hope you enjoy it.

    10 years ago

  • These are other bags made by ilVespaio reusing the banners of the new bike sharing service of Milan. The bags were designed to fit in the basket of the bikes

    10 years ago

  • Hi all, this is a table made with ilVespaio and Whirlpool. We visited their massive factory (more similar to a city than to a factory) and we found out that they were throwing a lot of beautiful and expensive components. This cooktop had only a tiny scratch and it was ready for the landfill. What a waste!

    10 years ago

  • Hi all, these are tableware made from milk and juice cartons. All these products are made of a single Tetra Pak sheet which can be assembled easily by the user with no need of glue nor tools. They can be delivered flat, reducing the CO2 consumption or they can be created directly at home by the user.

    10 years ago

  • Hi all, these is a recycled business card holder made from milk cartons. It's made of a single Tetra Pak sheet which can be assembled easily by the user with no need of glue nor tools. It can be delivered flat, reducing the CO2 consumption it can be created directly at home by the user reusing its trash.

    10 years ago

  • ilVespaio (www.ilvespaio.eu) found solutions to reuse packagings of biscuits and snacks by Mulino Bianco, Barilla. We produced prototypes of tableware, jewels, lamps and toys. Instructions how to assemble the DIY products will be posted on the company's website Users will be able to reuse their used packagings to create gifts for their children or friends.

    10 years ago

  • ilVespaio (www.ilvespaio.eu) found solutions to reuse packagings of biscuits and snacks by Mulino Bianco, Barilla. We produced prototypes of tableware, jewels, lamps and toys. Instructions how to assemble the DIY products will be posted on the company's website Users will be able to reuse their used packagings to create gifts for their children or friends.

    10 years ago

  • Usually companies import cheap products from China to gice corporate gifts to their customers. With the DIY products designed by ilVespaio (www.ilvespaio.eu) the company gives only the instructions and the users can do the products themselves reusing their rubbish. It's a great idea for the environment!

    10 years ago

  • Very nice project, is good to know that designer think on the waste as an opportunity to new products.

    10 years ago