(Pictures: Courtesy of designers.) Chilean design studio Onceneto teamed up with La Tercera newspaper and has been doing an interesting job recovering waste material from the paper's print process. We've briefly showed you one of their products before at the Design Connection exhibit held in Buenos Aires last year, and now we bring you two more of them: the Conolounge chair and the eco+ line of wallets.
The first is produced with cardboard tubes from the newspaper printer paper rolls, connected with a steel support. The second were made with rubber that acts as ink transmitter in the print process, a hard to recycle material that before the design studio intervention went to waste. Wallets are sold at Comodo store in Santiago de Chile, while the chair is still a prototype waiting for production.
More info on the studio and pics in the extended.Onceneto design studio
This Chilean design firm was born in 2005 by industrial designers Ricardo Vargas and Abi Jarkowiec, and had the exploration of materials and recycling at its core from the beginning. Besides product design, they also do merchandising and lightening.
According to the designers, all of their products are manufactured in Chile under ethical practices.
Conolounge, chair from cardboard tubes from the print industry.
Wallets from recovered rubber from the newspaper print process.
More Chilean green design:
Recycled Rubber from Tires, Ready-to-Assemble Bags by Modulab
Chilean Musuc’s N+ew: A Design Piece and a Statement
Bamboo T-Shirts from Chile, by Rodrigo Alonso
Other environmental news from Chile:
REVA Electric Car Arrives in Chile as Alternative to Pollution, High Petrol Prices
Chile Fights Critical Air Pollution in Santiago