In an effort to raise awareness about the environmental impact of global consumerism, Dutch designers Marijke & Sander Lucas created The Trash Closet, which is made completely of leftover furniture that would’ve otherwise gone to the landfill. They scavenged the furniture from the streets of Amsterdam, which most people left as trash. However, the designers looked closer to see what possibilities the ‘trash’ could lead to, and created a beautiful piece of functional art that also educates.
Sander Lucas and Marijke Lucas-Geurts, both graduates from Design Academy Eindhoven. Sander works for his own collection, designs and sets up exhibitions (for i.e. Design Academy Eindhoven and the Technical University of Eindhoven) and coaches design students.
Marijke was senior graphic designer at ELLE Decoration and the annual design event Inside Design Amsterdam: ‘Although I loved my job, at the end of 2012 I felt it was time for a change, so I decided to start a new business with my favourite designer Sander Lucas, who also happened to be my husband.’ A product designer and a graphic designer, a design duo that take on everything: Product Design, Graphic Design & Illustration, Art Direction, Exhibition Design, Interior Design, Project Management & Coordination and more.
The final prototype is available at Dutch Design Only and available as a limited edition.