Sustainable design is the way to create objects and furniture starting from sustainable materials. It’s a growing trend in today design. We have asked to designer Zeno Cutino to tell us the inspiration behind the design of his last work, the shoe rack Eco.
Graduate in industrial design at Academia di Belle Arti in Verona, Zeno developed his style of design to the wood, a material that he studied and use it designing objects, accessories and furniture.
What’s the inspiration behind shoe rack eco?
The project of the shoe rack is born thinking about a complement of the furniture that can be sustainable and useful at the same time, from here the idea to build a shoe rack. The shape and the form is designed to be placed in every corner of a room, this is an important factor if you don’t have enough space.
What type of material did you use to build the shoe rack
I had the idea to use some recycled wood, so I went to a recycled center and found old pallets.
Then I used some part of pallets and used the wood to create the structure, then I painted the furniture in white to adapt to the walls of the corners of the room.
3D prints and fab labs are now in almost every city, and bring complex and expensive equipment to everyone. What do you think about self-design build?
I think that is a good way to produce complex think to a low price, probably this will be the future of sustainable design.
In your past projects we remember the “Fit Desk”, a desk in wood designed to store also a Fit ball, a good tool for fitness. What do you think about design and fitness combination?
It is interesting to see how design changed in this fitness tools. Fit desk bring together two elements, a useful work place and a fitness tool that can be used to make exercises.
What do you think about the trends of eco design?
I think that eco design will be one of the main factors in the development of projects in the future, mainly because the environmental change and the habits of people will be modified.