Birdhouse by Colectivo da Rainha

February 20, 2018 Design Ideas

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Colectivo da Rainha is a creative design duo that plays and experiments with objects reaching out for new concepts. They were challenged by Remix, a social innovation project and by Àgua Serra da Estrela, a water company, to re-use/recycle PET plastic bottles, as the main material for a new product, it could be anything.

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Colectivo da Rainha starting point was Serra da Estrela well known environmental concerns and reforesting campaigns, such as planting a new tree for every sold bottle. From there we planned on having this as statement in which ever object to come up with.

Experimenting with the material properties we came to understand that it can be molded with heat and be shaped to as many forms as we liked, losing the cheap feel and become of value. From here on, all the ideas got together and the birdhouse made sense, just like with the Transparent Vases, following the same concept and the environmental policies of the water company, only it also sends out an iconic message, a home for nature in our home. Using a water bottle only to make each birdhouse and leaving the bottleneck as the entrance and the handle as the bird perch.

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