The Trash Closet is a monumental cabinet that is made of leftover furniture that would otherwise end up at the dump. In some cities in the Netherlands it is allowed to put your bulky waste on the edge of the pavement once a week for the municipality to pick it up. More than once this results in huge mountains of waste and leads to very strange scenes on the streets.
For the Trash Closet we used furniture that was found lying in the streets of Amsterdam. The ‘urban landfills’ we saw in the city, inspired us to create an object that shows that it’s possible to design something beautiful with left over furniture. Most people would consider furniture in the streets as trash, but if you look closer you might find interesting objects, sometimes even little treasures.
The idea was to design an object that is ‘rough’ on the outside but beautiful and clean on the inside. We wanted to show that sometimes you have to look closer to see the beauty of things. This concept resulted in the Trash Closet: a high-end and eye-catching storage unit that is both functional and educational: An aesthetic attention grabber with the purpose of making people conscious that not everything they throw away is trash.
Oak, pine wood, beech wood
// Limited edition
The Trash Closet is a unique piece