Eduardo Alessi has shared with us his “Eco DIY Collection”, a series of products that use recycled cardboard as structural material. Every items in the collection is a flat 2d pattern cut from a single sheet paper to save material for production. The main characteristic of the collection is that the items are assembled DIY by the user simply following the instructions on the packaging: fold the paper along the notches and impressed creases applied on the paper, no glue, cutting or other instruments are required.

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The cardboard material and the flat structure result in these products being lightweight. and allow the products to be easily flat-packed for transport. Some are electric products, designed to be energy efficient without using batteries.
Once the products have been mounted they look like 5 different endangered species of animals.

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This is intended to raise the consumers’ awareness, making them remember that each product and how it’s produced, is in strait connection with the environment in which we all live.

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