#MEET Creating Furniture pieces and light fixtures using RECYCLED materials

#MEET Creating Furniture pieces and light fixtures using RECYCLED materials

This is a short interview we conducted with Marvis Marshal Idio, the creator of “Creating Furniture pieces and light fixtures using RECYCLED materials”. If you this project and would like to vote for it, click here 

1. Please, tell us a bit about yourself: where are you from and what is your background?

My name is Marvis Marshal Idio, I am from the Ibo tribe in Nigeria, I am married and blessed with a beautiful daughter, I have a B.sv in Architecture and M.sc in Interior Design.

2. Can you describe your idea or project in two sentences?

I create artistic furniture and furnishings from recyclable materials.

3. How did you get your idea or concept?

My passion for art inspired me to look more into my environment, hence I found beauty in what people will regard trash.

4. What is unique about your idea/project and how does it benefit mankind?

The transformation of Trash to art beyond creating affordable and functional pieces would, in the long run, create a more sustainable environment.

5. Describe yourself as an entrepreneur in one sentence.

Dogged Recycler

6. How do you deal with people that doubt your abilities/initiatives?

Give them reasons to believe

7. Where does your passion lie?

In my ability to make art from trash

8. What are you afraid of or what keeps you up at night?

Is my passion profitable?

9. According to you, money is a synonym for…..


10. If you could rid the world of three things, what would they be?

Poverty, death, sickness

11. What are the benefits you take from the Entrepreneurship Campus?


12. What do you like more about the Entrepreneurship Campus?

I like the fact it is global and not limited to a country

13. Which idea/project do you like most?

The Container Village

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  1. Wow!!! This is really great. I’m seeing this for the very first time. I think it’s wonderful.

  2. Anonymous

    10.08.2017 · Reply

    This is awesome! Innovation at it’s peak!

  3. Uledi Kimbavala

    10.08.2017 · Reply

    Dear Marvis
    It good idea, You real made a good choice to join Entrepreneurship Campus for networkingnetworking,knowledge and experience from different entrepreneurs.I personally inspired by your project

  4. This is a very impressive idea and it will surely be beneficial for all the young minds looking for an opportunity.
    It looks promising and executable
    Congratulations for all your efforts and for your project.

    Good luck

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