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A Machine That Turns Old Soda Cans Into Furniture

Andrea Margutti

The Can Stools are made simply with sand casting technique using readily available construction sand from local building sites, and by casting an assemblage of objects found on the streets. The furnace and the tools are made with salvaged materials.

Can City creates a system where Catadores (waste collectors) can use this free metal and free fuel to produce an endless range of individually crafted aluminum items.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    The coolest part of this is that the catadores - those that are picking out the cans, are now learning a new skill of making furniture- and that this is providing a more substantial income to them!