Tulpi-bin is designer Marco Manders latest design, a new addition to the Tulpi product line inspired by the Tulip. Marco Manders visionary designs are genuinely eye-catching not just for their organic shapes, which are constant reminders of the beauty of nature, but primarily because they epitomise the importance of social design. This designer embraces the cohesion of environment and people, playfully contributing to, and thus enhancing, the value, appearance and importance of our surroundings.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
With its cheerful and eye-catching appearance Tulpi-bin creates an atmosphere that will encourage people to actually have fun throwing away their garbage. The Tulpi-bin is constructed from a solid round steel post with a welded container tray. A separate inside waste liner provides a large capacity for waste. The whole is enclosed by 3 curved composite petals. Tulpi-bin is designed to withstand the stringent requirements for public furniture.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The Tulpi-bin can be equipped with different kind of inserts i.e ashtray, stench damper and firework-proof closure. To empty the bin, unlock the three petals at the top for easy access to the removable inner tray. Also an optional full electronic opening and closure system is available. The petals are connected to ensure movement at the same time. The double curved surface makes the design less sensitive to vandalism and provides resistance to pasting posters and stickers. It also has a coating that makes the bin graffiti-proof.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Project started in september 2012 in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.
Prototyping finished in October 2014 in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.
Exhibited in October 2014 in Dag van de Openbare Ruimte, Houten, The Netherlands
Development still in progress
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Fully accessible Inner tray
All accessories are interchangeable and can be retrofitted;
Pre-cut Battery opening.
Canine waste disposal opening
Capacity: 42 liters
Material Outer tray: Sheet Moulding Compound
Material Inner tray: 1mm steel
Colour: all RAL colours available
Full electronic opening and closure
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
470mm x 470mm x 1195mm
Foot plate, Pole, ring arm, brace bracket, ring, all stainless steel
Composite plastic blades, piston,
Plastic cover caps
Tulpi, waste bin, street furniture, Dutch Design, Tulip, garbage, litter
We did exploratory and testing research. We looked at the current streetscape in multiple cities. Internet: if the design already existed. We participated in a Dutch government seminar about litter to obtain observations and comments of experts, and reach a wider audience. Several prototypes were shown at various fairs and events. Vandal proof and safety tests were also performed.
The biggest challenge was to keep the shape of a tulip and built in all features. Also to use a good and working fold-system, to let the petals close properly.
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All photo's: Photographer Marco Manders