Maya Shtrigler

Furniture, Green Design

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel design, Mahane Yehuda Market, Avner Balachsan, Maya Shtrigler, Noa Rich, Yohay Alush, recycled food containers, Tachtit stools, canola oil container, apple mush container, recycled plastic containers,

Have you ever considered turning your plastic packaging waste into something practical for day-to-day use? A group of designers at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design followed the waste cycle of several plastic containers at a local market and discovered that after being used just once, the vast majority went straight to the landfill. Disheartened by the wastefulness they saw, Avner Balachsan, Maya Shtrigler, Noa Rich and Yohay Alush invented “Tachtit,” (which is Hebrew for “bottom,” but conveniently also sounds a lot like “attached it”) a series of metal legs that give large containers a second lease on life.

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