A birdhouse made of waste linoleum

Design studio Mano de Santo collaborated with flooring manufacturer Tarkett Spain to create a series of birdhouses made of waste linoleum.

Linoleum is a biobased material, made from natural and renewable ingredients such as linseed oil, pine resin, sawdust, cork flour, and jute.

Called ELVI, the project designed to show the result of reusing and giving a second life to objects and materials that surround us. In this case, the material used are discontinued samples and manufactured blanks of linoleum, created by Tarkett.

The birdhouses are designed to be hung onto various urban elements such as streetlights, trees, bars, balconies and signs, either individually or in groups. After use, the birdhouses can be recycled.

Photos: Simon Garcia