London Design Festival: This Is Not a Detergent Bottle
By Sam Jacob / Published by Dwell

Milk cartons, paper plates, foil takeout containers, detergent bottles, and so on have all been remade as permanent and desirable objects.

These pieces turn value on its head: the throw-away becomes an object made special by its material. In doing this, it reveals the often beautiful forms of the most everyday objects.

More here.

Sustainability was also the topic of Tent's ceramic form of modern household bottles.


Sam Jacob


Sam is a director of FAT architecture firm in London. He is professor of architecture at Yale, runs, writes for various architecture magazines, collects souvenir buildings, and has recently loaded far too much Krautrock onto his iPod.

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