Venus Stool Concept designed by Humanscale

UBQ Stool Concept designed by Humanscale

Stickbulb sources wood from demolitions sites

Stickbulb Skybang made of reclaimed wood

Smart Ocean Chair

Trek Bat Cage made by Next Wave Plastics

Bureo Captured Fishing Nets


03 / 01 - 09 / 01


Solo Exhibition

USA Pavilion at the   

XXII Triennale di Milano >


RECKONstruct: An Immersive Exhibit at 

Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival >






RECKONstruct spotlights the materials revolution underway in the United States and invites visitors to immerse themselves in a new circular economy, experiencing its activities in spatial, audial and temporal terms which expose the hidden opportunities of the material life cycle as a call to both collective and individual action.



The American Pavilion, titled RECKONstruct, will be on display at the XXII International Exhibition of La Triennale di Milano from March 1 – September 1, 2019. The theme of this year’s International Exhibition is Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival, illuminating the connection between humanity and the natural environment through design. 


Conceived and developed by a group of passionate environmental advocates including ArupHumanscale, MIT’s SHINE Program, Novità Communications and NextWave Plastics

A pioneer and leader in workplace ergonomics, Humanscale develops products that support a healthy, more active way of working. The company is committed to material transparency, responsible sourcing and making a net-positive impact on the planet.

Arup provides consulting, planning, engineering, and design services for the most prominent projects and sites in the built environment. Since its founding in 1946, the firm has consistently delivered technical excellence, innovation, and value to its clients, while maintaining its core mission of shaping a better world. 

The Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) at MIT is a Research Center dedicated to improving the scientific basis by which NetPositive Sustainability is assessed at all of these levels: products, activities, companies, economic sectors, individuals, and groups of people.

Born from a pile of scrap wood, the original objective of Stickbulb was to “build with light”. Designed by RUX, Stickbulb LED fixtures are handcrafted in New York City from sleek wooden beams using reclaimed materials sourced from locally demolished buildings and sustainably managed forests.

NextWave Plastics is a collaborative and open-source initiative convening leading technology and consumer-focused companies to develop the first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains. 

A global marketing and communications agency with offices in New York City and Milan, Novità is proud to represent leading design + architecture clients who are improving the way we live through inventive and sustainable products, projects and ideas. 

NeoCon, held annually at The Mart in Chicago, is the world's leading event for the commercial interiors industry. It serves as a platform for thought leadership and a launchpad for innovative products, healthy materials and sustainable design solutions from over 500 premier brands. 

Green Building Alliance (GBA) advances innovation in the built environment by empowering people to create environmentally, economically, and socially vibrant places. As Pittsburgh’s founding authority on sustainable design, GBA drives the market for healthy communities while equipping designers, manufacturers, developers, and policymakers to catalyze systemic change.



Stickbulb Skybang made of reclaimed wood