The English words “reuse” and “recycling” – often used with the adjective “creative” – refer to different concepts. “Reuse” means using an item with the same purpose it was originally designed for, whereas “recycling” gives it a new purpose; the Italian word for “recupero”, mentioned in the title book, is a more general term which includes both “reuse” and “recycling”. Combined together, reuse –permeated with a bit of nostalgia – and recycling as an expression of creativity feeding on independence and originality, can enrich each other. Offering unexpected and surprising possibilities, the vast field of “creative reuse and recycling” is here represented by more than 120 groundbreaking ideas. In these pages everybody can find the inspiration they are looking for, and it is worth mentioning that this low-cost and virtuous practice has also positive effects on the environment, because it contributes to reduce waste production.
Marie-Pierre Dubois Petroff is an architect specialized in housing and interior design. Her job has led her to confront herself with any kind of living spaces, and to understand how difficult it can be, for a client, to define their needs and desires.
|Author||Marie-Pierre Dubois Petroff|
|Dimensions||cm 19,5 x 25,0|