Fà e Rifà: a setup that becomes a game

ilVespaio designed an interlocking game for Comieco, reusing cardboard setups from the Salone della CSR e dell’Innovazione Sociale.

Fà e Rifà, a creative reuse of materials

Fà e Rifà is a large interlocking game for children, created by ilVespaio for Comieco (National Consortium for the Recovery and Recycling of Cellulose-based Packaging), using the materials from the Salone della CSR e dell’Innovazione Sociale. Out of the materials used, about 95% were 29 cardboard panels, transformed into 290 interlocking modules with irregular and biomorphic shapes. These modules enable the creation of characters, animals, and collective constructions, fostering creativity and engaging children of all ages and abilities. It’s an inclusive game that raises awareness about waste reduction using recycled materials.

The origin of the material: A responsible setup

The materials used in the game come directly from cardboard setups of the eleventh edition of the Salone della CSR e dell’Innovazione Sociale. This event highlights some practices in corporate social responsibility and sustainable innovation. ilVespaio analyzed the setup collected at the end of the event, aiming to design a plan that minimizes waste from cardboard modules. The modules were then cut with a plotter to achieve various easily disassemblable shapes.

An interlocking of creativity and sustainability

The launch of “Fà e Rifà” took place at the Triennale di Milano on March 16 and 17, a free event dedicated to a families. These days introduced the public to the game and highlighted the importance of collaboration between companies and organizations in promoting more sustainable practices. Comieco and ilVespaio will continue to use the game in workshops and educational activities with schools, demonstrating how fun and commitment to the environment can go hand in hand.

Photos by Marco del Comune

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