British sustainable luxury fashion accessory brand BOTTLETOP’s flagship store on Regent Street in London is the world’s first 3D printed store made from recycled plastic waste.
Devised by BOTTLETOP co-founder Oliver Wayman, and created in partnership with KRAUSE ARCHITECTS and AI BUILD, the groundbreaking project re-imagines the future of ecologically responsible construction through zero waste design.
The most advanced KUKA robots printed the store interior using REFLOW filament, which is made entirely from plastic waste. The raw material went through a process of washing, shredding and extrusion to transform into up-cycled filament. In all, the equivalent of 60,000 plastic bottles were recycled to create the store interiors. The design of the store is complemented by a series of recycled materials including a ceiling canopy made from 3500 recycled aluminium cans, and a floor made from recycled car tyres.
The 3D printed store concept, inspired by Paolo Zilli, is a world-first in retail and contributes to a broader positive ecosystem, in line with the values upon which the BOTTLETOP brand and collection are based; those of sustainable luxury, ethical design, technical innovation and cross-cultural collaboration.
The store was created over a six-month period, during which customers were able to interact with KUKA’s latest iiwa robot and take home a ‘piece of the store’ as the iiwa printed personalised BOTTLETOP bag charms using the REFLOW up-cycled plastic filament.
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