M.O.C. by Tricia Wright

Design Showcase 2011

Design: M.O.C.
Materials: Carpet samples, wood pallets, and broken mop handles
Designer: Tricia Wright

"Throughout my career as an innovator, designer and builder, I've felt compelled to make sustainable design look good. Now, with the Rewind Lab line of products, this imperative becomes the defining challenge: Can you create beautiful and interesting products if all your materials are salvaged? Can you take things that have little value as they are and rewind them into objects that people desire?"

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"The m.o.c.(made of carpet) was inspired by a stack of carpet samples piled next to the desk of an interior designer friend. No longer useful to her or her clients, they seemed like they wanted to be something else. A broken mop provided the handle, and wood pallets made up the rest. What started off as a funny idea--using carpet to sweep wood floors--worked surprisingly well. The sweeper also comes in a push version."

Designer: Tricia Wright
Link: rewindlab.weebly.com/
Location: San Francisco, CA

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About Design Showcase 2011: This September we're celebrating the best in undiscovered, new design for the home. We're taking submissions from independent and student designers from around the world and letting our readers vote on who they think has the best design. There's also a panel of august judges. Two winners will win $20,000 in targeted advertising placements on our sites to help launch their careers ($10k apiece).

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