Living the dream is not easy… but it is totally worth it once you get things going and find your flow.
The core idea behind noThrow design is about designing for a shiny green future and not for landfill… not only products but homes too, tiny homes to be exact.
So here is the one we built. Its called ‘Can Midge’ and we are very happy with the results. The idea at large was to work, play and live the eco-life, seek out sustainable living and explore and expand on it where possible. So part of that was clicking off the grid, plugging in some solar panels and putting on the tool belt.
Plenty of sunshine is what keeps things switched on and powered up, and the tiny structure is what keeps things dry, warm and happy.
Of course all the materials were locally sourced and at times experimental, and where possible we used recycled/reclaimed content. The front and back doors where reclaimed from a flat being refurbished in Barcelona, and a lot of the wood was recycled.
Sheep wool is what we used for the insulation, wool is great in ares with high humidity, and especially good at keeping the heat in the winter time and out in summer.
A compost toilet is a great way to get a loo with a view and an important part of going grid free.
Here is what we designed and built. A ‘functional fairytale’ look is how things ended up. Design plans for this will be available soon in our Do It Locally section of our site, so that you to can build it yourself wherever you are.
It is now official! We have re-branded and turned TAPEgear into noThrow design.
Why noThrow? We named ourselves noThrow to continuously remind ourselves to create products that are specifically built to last, using natural, recycled or sustainable materials. Products that spend more time in our homes than in the landfill.
On our website, you can not only see and buy our current products range but also have access to free downloads/blueprints of designs allowing you to make them anywhere in the world. You can also find out about all the cool interior design projects we have worked on over the past year and get some inspiration for your future house refurbishings.
Located in the heart of Gràcia, right next to the iconic ‘Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia’, our showroom features our own designs side by side with other local designers we love.
Lamps shades, ceramic bowls, salt and pepper shakers, shelves and macramé plants hangers are only a few of the designs we host in our showroom, making it a home for Barcelona independent designers and a must stop for any design fan. It’s the perfect place to find items to style your home or to get a unique gift for someone you love.
So, if you live in or around Barcelona or visit this beautiful city, come visit us at C/ del Diluvi 4, 08012, Barcelona
Love one of our designs but it’s not available in your neighborhood? Do it locally!
On our website, you can just choose the design you like, download the blueprint for free, use our search engine to find the right craftsman near you and make our design using your local professionals and materials. It is that easy!
Our goal is that everyone, everywhere can enjoy our designs and make sustainable furniture.
So, do it locally!
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