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“FLOW” -OVERVIEW- Milan Design Week 2023 DROPCITY

– Fluid Material Cycle –

A product series which creates a fluid material life cycle minimizing industrial waste. This project began with the awareness that everyday recycled construction materials are disposed then new construction begins, a so-called “scrap and build”. In this situation, we shed light on the most used and at the same time disposed material LGS (Lightweight Gauge Steel). It is an attempt to a new approach where space is constructed with the assumption that it will one day be deconstructed, hence utilize and design space with a material that holds the highest purity, then reuse this material to reconstruct new furniture after deconstruction. This product series “FLOW” came to life from this process, challenging in realizing fluid material life cycle that prevents any kind of industrial waste disposal.


This is a landfill,a place, where volume of used LGS (Lightweight Gauge Steel) are collected;an institute where the architect and craftsmen work hand in hand,construct mind in mind to recreate what were bound to be disposed into something new; a process of disassemble to re-assemble. Using our iconic material LGS,one of the most popular materials normally used in framing systems throughout the interior wall structure, are transformed into beautifully redesigned furniture. These materials that were formally used as walls and floors are not to be abandoned but to be brought back to life. Our mission for the “Future Landfill” is to provide questions and feedbacks while activating discussions around the mechanism of how we deal with disposed materials in our modern society. It is a place to reimagine, to stop creating industrial waste,rather, fully utilize these used materials with new meaning.It is our “Future Landfill”. Mass consumptions are usually processed in the form of “think -> build -> waste”. However, in order to realize a sustainable society, we take an approach forward; “waste -> think -> re-create”.By integrating this additional feature to the design process, to “re-create”, allows us to envision a new circulation of resources. We believe this re-assemble studio “Future Landfill” unfolds infinite possibilities and could be the most important place to empower and reflect our creative thinking towards our consideration for our future.


At this workshop, designer Daisuke Yamamoto and craft artist Taketo Masui demonstrate the process of re-assembling disposed material LGS (Lightweight Gauge Steel) into DIY chairs. This “FUTURE LANDFILL” is a place where disposed materials that are normally invisible in the interior structure, are brought back to life transforming into beautiful new features As a mirror of society, it reflects a new circulation of resources and our creative thinking towards our future.

Designer & Architect.

Daisuke Yamamoto is a designer based in Tokyo, whose refined and holistic point of view to architecture
and product design values alternative approach to re-challenge the obvious through various research and development. His noted works has received high reviews as the “new approach to design” winning multiple awards worldwide. By taking an innovative and ambitious vision to each project, Daisuke incorporates diverse materials and craftsmanship into his design, where he combines functionality and environmental awareness.

Daisuke Yamamoto graduated Musashino Art University, department of Architecture, in Tokyo Japan. Before founding DAISUKE YAMAMOTO / de:sign in 2012, he worked at WONDERWALL / Masamichi Katayama.

Musashino Art University Adjunct professor
Sculptor & Crafted artist.

He is a specialist in crafting and creating sculptures based on his deep knowledge and experience in molding. He has presented works that have been given form through the reconstruction of pieces of Jomon era clay pottery (NOW) and works that have been assembled from pottery fragments that embody time and phenomena in his own unique method of expression.

M.F.A. from Tokyo University of Arts
Tokyo University of the Arts Adjunct Professor
Via Sammartini 50, 20125 Milan

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