Nagasaki, Japan – Several thousand pieces of ceramic tableware have been stacked to create elevated flooring in the newly renovated Maruhiro flagship store.
All of the 25,000 pieces were sourced from local pottery factories that had discarded them during the quality control stage of production. Seki filled the ceramics with concrete before stacking them like bricks to create surfaces strong enough to walk on.
The Big Picture: Seki’s redesign for Maruhiro is a great example of how brands are using waste products to create new products. Learn more with our Tasteful Waste microtrend.