Lucas & Lucas

Trash Closet

Marijke and Sander Lucas

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Work: 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. In some cities this results in huge mountains of waste that lead to very strange scenes on the streets.

For this closet we used furniture that was found lying in the streets of Amsterdam.
The ‘urban landfills’ in the streets of Amsterdam inspired us to create a piece of furniture to show that it’s possible to create beautiful pieces of functional art with left over furniture.
Most people would consider furniture in the streets as trash, but if you look closer you might find beautiful 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.

The Trash Closet is made of massive wood, 90% is Oak, a few parts are Pine and Beech Wood. The Trash Closet is available as a limited edition.
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source: inhabitat

A Dutch couple designed The Trash Closet with materials found in the streets of Amsterdam

The Trash Closet by Dutch designers Marijke and Sander Lucas is a monumental cabinet that utilizes furniture that would normally end-up in a landfill. By incorporating leftover furniture to produce an outstandingly functional and eye-catching storage unit, the designers strive to inform individuals about our global furniture-waste catastrophe. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 9.8 million tons of furniture ended up in landfills in the USA during 2009. This staggering number is very significant considering the EPA states that furniture is the number one item in households which is recycled the least. The Trash Closet uses furniture that was found lying in the streets of Amsterdam. Most individuals would consider furniture in the streets as trash, but if you look closer to what we ‘deem’ as trash, we can create beautiful pieces of functional art that can serve as an educational tool. Dutch Design Only sponsored the final prototyping, production, and conceptualization of this awesome project.
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source: umago

Чаепитие у Безумного шляпника смотрелось бы очень органично за таким шкафом. Но не смотря на обилие стульев и даже столешницы, сесть там вряд ли удастся.Шкаф Все же основная функция этого предмета мебели — служить в качестве шкафа, но с дополнительным преимуществом – радовать Вас своим необычным и причудливым видом. Основа шкафа Trash сделана из дуба, а мебель, украшающая его, найдена на улицах Амстердама. Чтобы смягчить хаотичный образ шкафа, создатели окрасили его в белый цвет, а внутреннюю часть в ярко-красный. Сказать «спасибо» за такой необыкновенный шкаф можно компании Lucas en Lucas.
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source: mocoloco

End furniture waste: The Trash Closet by Marijke & Sander Lucas for Dutch Design Only makes a bold visual statement about cast-off furniture pollution with a cabinet assembled from items found on the streets of Amsterdam.

Details: Mainly oak (90%), with pine and beech. In the US alone, nearly 10 million tons of furniture ends up on landfills annually, and is the least recycled category of waste. Designer: Design Academy Eindhoven graduates, graphic designer Marijke Lucas-Geurts and product designer Sander Lucas, are the married duo behind their recently formed agency, Lucas en Lucas, offering “product design, graphic design and illustration, art direction, exhibition design, interior design, project management & coordination and more,” in Dutch Design style.
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source: lucasenlucas

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.

SANDER LUCAS
Product Designer / Exhibition Designer / Interior Designer. Teacher at the faculty of Industrial Design at the Technical University of Eindhoven. I am a collector: Quirky things I find in 2nd hand shops and DIY stores inspire me. I love to combine materials and objects that don’t match at first glance. To create something new, something unusual.

MARIJKE LUCAS
Graphic Designer / Art Director. Production Manager / Coordinator. I love design, good food & wine, summer holidays and Berlin. My eye is always drawn to typography, wherever I go. People I have worked with call me ‘het meisje met het lijstje’: the girl with the list. I’m well organised and very precise. And fun to work with.

HOW WE WORK
Products that surround us in everyday life are inspiration for new designs. By adjusting, adding and combining, we create new functionality and aesthetic quality. Written off products are often the starting points of our design process. We give them a new and clear form with their original function in the back of our mind and finish them with eye for detail.
For commercial projects such as exhibition and interior design we use the same method. We redesign what’s already there. By adjusting, adding and combining we create something new and unexpected. Without plundering your bank account.
Need a graphic designer/art director? Marijke knows all about editorial design and custom publishing, and has a solid network of photographers, stylists and writers.