I recently had the amazing opportunity to travel to the TerraCycle Mexico office in Monterrey. My assignment was to upcycle their office from materials that would normally be scrapped. In just over a week, the space was transformed from a traditional office space to three floors furnished entirely from remade materials. The resulting interior demonstrated TerraCycle’s commitment to sustainability and makes the statement that recycled materials can be functional and fashionable.
While overseeing the project, I collaborated with several designers and carpenters to create and install all of the pieces. A sculpture made from 3D eyeglasses was installed in the stairwell, tables were constructed from old pallets, a dress was created from bread packaging, and the TerraCycle signature sign was assembled out of decoupaged maps. The finishing touch to the conference room was a room divider created from empty dishwashing-liquid bottles.
Below, you can follow along with the how-to that I wrote up just for you. While not everybody has access to several hundred dishwashing-liquid bottles, you can use just about any plastic bottle and make the room divider your own individual installation. It’s “clearly” a great way to divide a space, while still letting light through the room. In the words of Team Mexico, “Elimina la idea de basura” (Eliminate the idea of waste)!