Steelcase Victor2™ Recycling System

Manufactured by Steelcase

Patent No. D680,702 S

What if designers could specify recycling units that looked more like stylish furniture pieces than industrial strength garbage bins? That was the inspiration for the new Victor2 recycling and trash collection system designed by HOK designers John Cantrell and Tom Polucci in collaboration with Steelcase Design.

With its branded blend of utility and timeless style, the Victor2 series strikes the same chord as products from companies like Apple, BMW and Nike. The products are meant to be behavior-changing – visually stimulating to the point that people in an office will notice and use them.

In 2008, America recycled 61 million tons of solid waste. Approximately 35% of this waste came from schools and commercial locations, including hospitals and commercial space. Yet other than typical trash containers, there is currently not a great way to handle massive amounts of recycled materials. Victor2 provides an alternative to the afterthought trash can or the built-in, inflexible millwork piece.

Victor2 recycling center embraces waste reduction and encourages recycling in clients organizations with upscale and streamlined aesthetics. Multiple surface material options allow users to blend across Steelcase product lines and create a culture of recycling in cafes, conference rooms and open floor plans. This product was designed to meet the needs of market sectors including healthcare, airport, educational, public and institutional and science + technology. Victor2 is available as mobile or freestanding unit and contributes to LEED® certification. It has been designed by HOK Product Design in collaboration with Steelcase Design Studio.

Eight interchangeable inserts to create a recycling center that fits the needs of different spaces with different recycling requirements. The inserts can be removed and inserted into a dishwasher for daily cleaning, if desired. The uniquely shaped inserts and recycling icons give clear direction for disposal and recycling.

The free standing unit is available with three or four openings.

The mobile unit can be moved into a conference room, shared space, breakroom or café area. The top shelf can be used for food service or tray storage.

Front access on the freestanding unit and rear access on the mobile unit makes servicing quick and effortless.

Freestanding unit offers tray shelf for use in cafe areas, while changeable messaging display gives clear direction for waste disposal and recycling.

Available in both wood veneers and laminates.