Talking trash (about design)

Takeshi Miyakawa

Furniture To Go
Medium: PVC
Dimensions: 4” wide x 8” long x 2 1/2″ high


Americans consume a lot of takeout food, which typically comes in durable plastic containers. Sometimes we recycle them, other times we reuse them for a while, but all too often they end up in the garbage. Clearly, we need an incentive to keep and reuse these containers in more sustainable ways. These Lego-shaped containers can be reused as furniture parts so you can assemble your own custom designs. How many configurations you create is up to how much food you can consume. Eat well and have fun! 

About Takeshi Miyakawa:

After studying architecture in Tokyo, Takeshi Miyakawa worked as a construction supervisor for four years. In 1989 he came to New York and soon found a job at Stephen Rohner Furniture in Williamsburg, where he met master woodworkers. In 1992 he was hired as a model maker for Rafael Viñoly Architects. After eight years of intensive work, he founded Takeshi Miyakawa Design in 2001.


Written by JR

May 15, 2009 at 7:06 pm

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