This is Malmö Upcycling Service (M.U.S.): working towards circular manufacturing

Malmö Upcycling Service (M.U.S.) IS THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS EMILIA BORGVALL, BRITT JÖNSSON, ANNA GUDMUNDSDOTTIR AND PAULINE MATIKA. AFTER GRADUATING FROM LUNDS UNIVERSITY WITH A MASTER OF ARTS IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, THEY WERE DRAWN TOGETHER BY A MUTUAL INTEREST IN MATERIAL EXPERIMENTATION AND AN ENTHUSIASM TO WORK WITH LOCAL MANUFACTURERS AND CRAFTSMEN.

  knitting table -  Anna Gudmundsdottir Emilia Borgvall 2013

knitting table - Anna Gudmundsdottir Emilia Borgvall 2013

 

odds & ends


Anna Gudmundsdottir
Britt Jönsson
Emilia Borgvall


2017

With a selection of waste materials, collected from six different local industries, M.U.S. has developed the collection Odds & Ends. The idea has been to explore the conditions for design within the framework of circular economy. 

M.U.S. has experimented and explored how the waste material can be reintroduced into the production of local industries. How it through simple means can be processed and assembled into new decorative home objects. 

The collection consists of 11 objects where all are assembled in a way that makes it possible to separate the pieces again. 

Download press kit here

Photos by David Möller
 

Malmö Upcycling Service´s aim is to change the perception of waste. To see it as an asset rather than an unwanted bi-product. A resource, which can be put back into the manufacturing process, working towards a so called circular manufacturing.
— M.U.S. —
 
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The Odds and Ends collection will be exhibited at Butiken Republiken during Sthlm Design Week 5-11/2 2018. Welcome to visit!
— Hökens gata 4, 116 46 Stockholm Sweden —

The collaboration aims to rethink design processes, question the role of the designer and democratize production methods. With recycled materials as a base for local production it is possible to make personal and unique products on a small scale. 

Contact:
mail@malmoupcyclingservice.com

DESIGNERS
Emilia Borgvall
Britt Jönsson
Anna Gudmundsdottir
Pauline Matika

 

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