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A coffee filter-esque waste paper bin
Waste paper recycling made simple and stylish with Fabriano, a nifty bin made out of layered bags of recycled paper.
Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 01:03 AM
I’ve been long lusting after Ben the Bin
but I just found a new favorite: The Fabriano Waste Paper Bin
from Italian designers Riccardo Nannini, Domenico Orefice, and Emanuele Pizzolorusso. The prototype for Fabriano made its Milan Design Week debut at the reuse/recycle-centric design exhibition Dismettiamola
! back in April so don’t go looking for it on store shelves quite yet.
Here’s what the designers say about their creation:
Fabriano is a basket made entirely of recycled paper. The thin layers consist of 50 disposable bags and when the bin is full you just have to extract the bag and throw it away, the layer beneath is ready to collect more paper. The shape of a “muffin cup” is easy to produce and allows to obtain the shape of a classic office bin, as well as it gives a personality to it.
I dig the smart 2-in-1 effectiveness and the eye-catching stack-of-paper-coffee-filters-esque shape. For even more cool waste basket designs, check out this post over at Toxel.com
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