Dall'astronave allo spillo
Eindhoven | Netherlands
'Dall' astronave allo spillo' is a design duo formed by Fleur Chiarito and Matteo Dal Lago. Sharing a vision and passion for the world of interior and product design, Fleur and Matteo are in a continuous conversation looking for innovative, sustainable and unique solutions for our every day lives.
IN THE RUSH OF CIRCULAR MATERIALS, ALUMINIUM IS THE NEXT GOLD.
Aluminum is amongst the most environmentally friendly metals on the planet. More and more industries turn to aluminum as a solution to modern manufacturing challenges. It is a unique metal; strong, durable, flexible, impermeable, lightweight, corrosion-resistant and 100% recyclable. 1 billion tonnes of aluminum have been produced since 1886 and 3⁄4 of that metal is still in use today. On a percentage basis, it is the most recycled of any industrial metal.
Aluminum is truly the metal of modern life. But while it is infinitely recyclable, closed-loop recycling has been limited in its use and scale. Increasing exponentially every year the production of aluminum, companies will soon have to face a switch from a linear recycling system to a circular one.
This project is an investigation into the production process and the recycling system of Aluminum. The aim of the project is that of exploring a possible solution for a small scale circular recycling system. If the only form of consumption involved in the process of recycling aluminum is energy, can we skip this step by using the waste coming from the industry and giving it a ‘second life/ function’ before it goes back into the loop?