trash bin


Honourable Mention

Young Designer Award´93 . ICEP H. M. metals/plastics category | British Market


Coco trash bin

under a cherry-tree
everything is served
decorated with flowers
in “O Gosto Solitário do Orvalho”
This is a poem from matsuo bashô.
Fernando Carradas (text)

job briefing

Coco garbage can concept development and functional prototyping. Proposal for the Young Designer Award´93 | British Market | Garden.

project details

Contest application 


Honourable Mention



The Young Designer Award is (was) an initiative of the ICEP - Investimentos, Comércio e Turismo de Portugal (Institute of Foreign Trade of Portugal), which aims to promote contact between schools and the companys and encourage design students to develop their careers in the industry, raising their awareness of specific problems companies are struggling with.

Brief summary by the promoter ICEP always in the catalogs, from 1989 until 2002. Currently ICEP is “aicep Portugal Global – Trade & Investment Agency” (government business entity).

After the prizes were awarded, ICEP promoted several exhibitions for national and international promotion. "Сoco", in addition to participating in exhibitions under the "Young Designer Award´93", also participated in exhibitions and events promoting globally Portuguese Design, together with projects by renowned Portuguese senior designers.

1994 “Young Designer Award´93”
Parque Eduardo VII, Lisboa, Portugal
“Sk´94” F I L, Lisboa, Portugal
“Int. Spring Gardening Fair ’94” Olympia, London, England

1994 “Portugal Moving . Contemporary Portuguese Design´94”
Azabu Museum Arts & Crafts, Tokio, Japan
ATC–Asia-Pacific Trade Cen., Osaka, Japan

1996 “Identidade e Desígnio – Design, Arte e Indústria”
NERLEI, Leiria, Portugal

During the spring of 1993, Coco was developed in a 3D model and already using renders for volumetric simulations.

AutoCAD R12 and AutoVISION R1 was the software used.

The prototype was made at the facilities of CENFIM - Professional Training Centre of the Metallurgical and Metalworking Industry, Marinha Grande, Portugal.

stainless steel and fiberglass | 900 x 300 x 420mm . 4,50kg

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