I love food and I finish everything on my plate. In other words, I don’t "do" leftovers. My mother, on the other hand, has a refrigerator packed with a small army of Tupperware containers. Each one holds a fragment of this and a portion of that. She loves leftovers.
Fortunately, in the world of green design, my mother and I can both fit in. In fact, the Brussels-based design company, Rotor, would hire her in one gone-green minute.
Rotor was created by four colleagues who believe that waste can and should have a second life. Left-overs, in this case, refer to industrial waste that will be used again in a similar form to the one for which the material was originally designated.
Rotor built this kitchen cabinetry using the leftover laser-cut plywood that a die-cutting company used as plates for punching out the shape of unfolded cardboard boxes that eventually would become luxury goods packaging. (Got that?)
More than one life is the point – and although it may not be the kitchen of your dreams, I’m inspired by their creativity and determination to design outside the green box. But I’m still not eating leftovers.