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Zero Waste Project

What is usually called industrial waste, we call secondary raw materials.


In 2020 Urbi et Orbi launched a circular economy initiative, called “Zero Waste Project”. By using and repurposing our industrial waste, we are humbly contributing to the global sustainability effort of closing the waste gap.

How do we do that:

  • The leftover concrete rubble pieces replace a large portion of other gravels and aggregates used in mixing new concrete.
  • During the treatment of our products (sawing, grinding etc ) a heavy-duty dust collector is employed to collect the concrete dust waste, which is then used as a filler material in a new concrete mixture, giving it a new life and purpose inside a new product.

What does that mean for you

  • The products which are included in the “Zero Waste Project”, contain between 20 to 80% of recycled excess raw materials in their mixture, strictly complying with the essential quality and safety requirements and always ensuring that our company’s core craftmanship values and commitments are upheld.
  • The use of leftover raw materials, introduce a new terrazzo finish for you to choose from, with different colorful aggregates, as well as the already tried and proven uniform, or ”sand” finish, in which the aggregates are invisible.
  • By choosing a product from the “Zero Waste Project”, you are actively playing a part in the international movement to manage and lessen industrial waste.


To find out more about the products that are included in the Zero Waste Project, look for the recycling banner with the unique percentage of zero waste materials that are included in each product. Those products contribute toward satisfying ‘Recycling Content’ Credit under LEED®.

Siman basin at Milan design week 2019

The new SIMAN basin designed by Gianpaolo Venier presented in Mary& booth at Milano Design Week 2019

Circum 42 at SIA Guest Rimini luxury hotellery fair Sept.. 2018

SOTTOBOSCO the multisensorial & unplugged hotel suite concept.
On the occasion of the SIA Guest Rimini luxury hotellery fair, Gian Paolo Venier rethinks the usual hotel room as an unplugged and multisensorial environment: drawing from the carefree atmospheres of his childhood Venier creates a fresh and nonconformist suite in which technology is not welcome.
“Sottobosco”is an unusual concept of hotel room, in constant balance between indoor and outdoor.
In the bathroom Venier choose the Circum 42 washbasin.

concrete bench

concrete benches designed by Athens partnership
project: Athens Commercial triangle

concrete vanity top

concrete vanity top designed by maxwood washrooms
project: Wates Farmiloe
location:Coventry United Kindom

Trophy for Archisearch award 2019

Trophy made of concrete designed by Valentino Marengo for the Archisearch award 2019 appointed to Yannis Tseklenis

vanity top


SIMAN collection at Gervasoni showroom in Milan

SIMAN  The latest collection of table wear objects designed by Gian Paolo Venier for Urbi et Orbi,
at Gervasoni showroom in Milan.
Photos byFrancesca Iovene
Styling by Beatrice Rossetti Studio
Art Direction by Studio Otto – Paola Navone

Molteni&C booth at Salone del mobile 2018

Giulia Chiametti, from Alessandro Pasinelli Studio selected some of our table wear products to insert in the Molteni&C booth at Salone 2018 .
FUMI ashtray by Urbi et Orbi studio
CUBE PLATE by Valentino Marengo
SIMAN collection by Gian Paolo Venier

Lcb gigacer • Patiris event

Project: Lcb gigacer • Patiris  presentation event

Location: Tzaferi 16, Athens, Greece

Design – decoration – supervision: Patiris Showroom 03•11•2017

Associated Product: Maceo-T, Superfly-T, Aretha-T