Artista - Jurgen Janku

Jurgen Janku

Class of: 1994
Nationality: Italiana | Italian
Degree course: Design

Born in 1994, I have always been passionate about art and design. After following the artistic path in high school, I continued my studies in the creative sector with particular attention to aesthetics and the wellbeing of people in relation to the space they live in. This led to my interest in interior and product design through the use of 3D modelling and virtual reality. During my studies at RUFA I had the opportunity to participate in numerous competitions that allowed me to see my first projects realised and to approach the world of work.

High-Density. Polyethylene Up-Cycled

The purpose of this Dissertation is to demonstrate how designers can contribute to a healthier and more environmentally sustainable future. The aim is to create a line in which the end product features the lowest possible environmental impact, while ensuring maximum performance. Inspired by the environmentally-minded principles of the Bauhaus movement, that has greatly contributed to the history of Design, the concept is based on the idea of upycling, also known as creative reuse, which is the process of transforming waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality.

The result of this project is the creation of a range of outdoor furniture, for the home or public spaces, made of unused high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes. This material, in fact, has excellent mechanical and physical properties and is durable in all climate conditions.