TRASH2TREASURE brings together companies with designers and design enthusiasts. We are curating concepts and ideas through a board of well known designers and design experts to bring hidden treasures to a new and maybe better purpose. We want to change the perception of waste and maintain the value of resources by upcycling products that eventually become waste. We want to be an inspiration and request to others to change their mindset and behavior.


  • Christina Oster-Daum
  • CEO & founder of cosnova beauty

  • Fionn Dobbin
  • Creative director & partner Age5
        • Designer      



The aim is to serve education in the context of dealing with recyclables and to change the awareness of management of waste in a sustainable way.  Our profits will be donated to selected  projects.

The Challenge Process 

Participant go through different stages, starting with an Ideation Phase where concepts and ideas are being sent in. After a first evaluation, selected ideas will enter the Prototyping Phase and get material to develop further. These mock ups go through a final evaluation by our Board of Trustees to elect the winner concept/s.

First Outcomes

The design studio llot llov from Berlin has taken up the challenge of unsold nail polish and  jointly developed  together with cosnova a new material in many experiments. First, they destroyed the bottles and then added the debris to a concrete mixture. The glass particles and the nail-polish sink to the bottom of the cast stone slab and become visible through polishing.
In this way, a new interpretation of colourful terrazzo comes into being, a material that can be used in the kitchen, like shelves, in a bar or on the floor. First products are the dining table BOB and the low table BOBBY, as well as the lamp 25/25.
The objects have been showcaded during the MAISAON&OBJET 2019 in Paris where they have gained huge attention and good feedback from architects and consumers.

Communication banners often have a short lifespan. At TRASH2TREASURE you get a second chance as a luminous object.

Nail polish is not only beautification, but also beautiful. CAN DOGAN has created real art for TRASH2TREASURE.

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