New Life for Used Plastic

April 27, 2020

Nardi, a company specializing in outdoor furniture, has always recycled its production waste; this practice led to the idea of recovering used plastic, “regenerating” it in a new life cycle based on the principles of the circular economy.

The result is the Komodo EcoWall, designed by Raffaello Galiotto. This repositionable modular partition, made of “regenerated” resin, has been designed to separate outdoor spaces. The individual modules can be configured vertically and horizontally as required to create different layouts, enhance the aesthetic look of outdoor spaces and provide privacy. The structure has a recurrent elegant lattice pattern reminiscent of tree branches. Plants and flowers can be arranged within the empty space of the modules to create a natural backdrop effect, making open-air spaces stylish and adding contemporary appeal.

During Interni Human Spaces, at the University of Milan, Galiotto created an evocative installation designed that, essentially, was an architectural shell, accessible from two sides, that was created by the overlapping, in turn, 10 square rings. The installation measures 7 × 7 × 7 meters, and consisted of 688 grid-type Komodo modules (W. 63.5 cm × D. 70 cm × H. 70 cm.), in this case in the color, “Terra.” 

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