ReStore and re:3D Launch Second 3D Printed, Reclaimed Furniture Collection
Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore and re:3D have joined forces once again to launch the second installment of “Trash to Treasure,” a sustainable furniture and décor collection. This collaboration features designs 3D printed from plastic waste combined with reclaimed materials like metal and glass to create one-of-a-kind, mixed media home goods. It is now available to the public via silent auction at the Lake Creek ReStore in Northwest Austin and online.
Trash to Treasure began with re:3D’s Gigabot X, the world’s first large-format, affordable 3D printer. Used plastic was ground into pellets, then fed into Gigabot X to 3D print tables, vases, and more. These pieces were then paired with difficult-to-use items recovered from the ReStore, such as scrap flooring or this shelving unit missing its glass shelves, giving a new purpose to reusable goods instead of sending them to the landfill.
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Following the success of the first Trash to Treasure line in 2020, the sophomore collection launched at Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Lake Creek on December 2. Each piece will be available for sale to the public through a silent auction in-store and online through December 19. The proceeds will benefit Austin Habitat for Humanity’s work to build affordable housing in five Central Texas counties.
“This partnership demonstrates the importance of collaboration in an effort to give valuable materials a second life, which simultaneously benefits our community economically and socially and helps reach Austin’s Zero Waste goal,” said Madelyn Morgan, Conservation Program Coordinator at Austin Resource Recovery. “We hope this partnership, which started at the City’s 2019 ReVerse Pitch Competition, will inspire other businesses and organizations to see the value in resources that are currently being thrown away.”
re:3D consists of a group of explorers committed to decimating the cost & scale barriers to industrial 3D printing. Having pioneered the world’s first and most affordable, human-scale industrial 3D printer, re:3D likewise is creating large scale, affordable 3D printers printing from pellets, regrind, and flake plastic waste. Beyond creating 3D printers for customers in over 50 countries, re:3D offers 3D printing contract services, consulting, design and education services.