Swiss design firm Tät-Tat has an unusual manufacturing model: “The husband and wife design team, Benedikt and Brigitta Martig-Imhof, are former teachers who work hand in hand with social work programs and institutions throughout Switzerland and Germany, employing up to 300 special-needs persons.” They also look at waste as their raw material, and seek to repurpose it into objects of everyday use. Some examples of their work:
This pack of 70 rubber bands is made from recycled bicycle and motorcycle tubes.
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This letter opener is made from recycled bicycle spokes.
This soap dish is made from acrylic harvested from flatscreens dismantled at an e-waste processing facility.
You can see more of their work here, and there’s a video showing some of their processes below.