Photo gallery: Upcycling by high-end designers makes design treasures out of discarded objects 

Scenes from the National Museum of Science and Technology, and the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces exhibition, on the sidelines of the Salone del Mobile International Furniture Fair week, in Milan, Italy. (All AP Photos)

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Designer Lucio Micheletti with his creation, Victory, made with maple wood and recycled plastic from bottles and containers, at the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces exhibition. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Designer Lucio Micheletti with his creation, Victory, made with maple wood and recycled plastic from bottles and containers, at the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces exhibition. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Designer Patricia Urquiola sits on her creation, Wasting Time Daybed, of upcycled plastic for the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces show, on the sidelines of Milan's Furniture Fair. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Designer Patricia Urquiola sits on her creation, Wasting Time Daybed, of upcycled plastic for the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces show, on the sidelines of Milan's Furniture Fair. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Designer Piet Hein Eek with his creation, Electronic Man, of recycled plastic from various electronic devices, at the RO Master's Pieces exhibition, in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Designer Piet Hein Eek with his creation, Electronic Man, of recycled plastic from various electronic devices, at the RO Master's Pieces exhibition, in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Designer Tiziano Vudafieri poses with his creation, The Wilhem Lamp, of recycled polycaronate, at the 'RO Master's Pieces exhibition'. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Designer Tiziano Vudafieri poses with his creation, The Wilhem Lamp, of recycled polycaronate, at the 'RO Master's Pieces exhibition'. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Designers Piero and Francesco Lissoni with their creation set consisting of a bowl, a vase and a lamp, made of upcycled plastic, at the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces exhibition. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Designers Piero and Francesco Lissoni with their creation set consisting of a bowl, a vase and a lamp, made of upcycled plastic, at the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces exhibition. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian designer Fabio Novembre on his 'Jolly Roger' chair of upcycled plastics, at the National Museum of Science and Technology, at the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces exhibition. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian designer Fabio Novembre on his 'Jolly Roger' chair of upcycled plastics, at the National Museum of Science and Technology, at the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces exhibition. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian photographer Maurizio Galimberti with his creation of Polaroid cartridges, at the National Museum of Science and Technology, at the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces show. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian photographer Maurizio Galimberti with his creation of Polaroid cartridges, at the National Museum of Science and Technology, at the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces show. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian designer Matteo Cibic with his creation, Cabinet-oh, of recycled packaging plastic at National Museum of Science and Technology, at the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces show. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian designer Matteo Cibic with his creation, Cabinet-oh, of recycled packaging plastic at National Museum of Science and Technology, at the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces show. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Australian designer Brodie Neill with his creation Capsule: Ocean Plastic Hourglass, on a table made of his self-created Ocean Terrazzo material, of plastic waste from oceans. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Australian designer Brodie Neill with his creation Capsule: Ocean Plastic Hourglass, on a table made of his self-created Ocean Terrazzo material, of plastic waste from oceans. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Spanish designer Fernando Mastrangelo on his creation Tombstone Chair, at the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces exhibition, on the sidelines of Milan's Furniture Fair, in Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Spanish designer Fernando Mastrangelo on his creation Tombstone Chair, at the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces exhibition, on the sidelines of Milan's Furniture Fair, in Italy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian designer Massimiliano Locatelli on a sunbed made with upcycled plastic bottles, called Anonymous Design Beach lounger, for the the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces show. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian designer Massimiliano Locatelli on a sunbed made with upcycled plastic bottles, called Anonymous Design Beach lounger, for the the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces show. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Design artistic director Barnaba Fornasetti poses in front of a paravent folding screen, Fornasettiana Remix, of regenerated polystyrene at the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces show. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Design artistic director Barnaba Fornasetti poses in front of a paravent folding screen, Fornasettiana Remix, of regenerated polystyrene at the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces show. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
German designer Alexander Schul poses with his Sobstantial Chair, made of recycled plastic, high-impact polystyrene, and yoghurt containers, at Rossana Orlandi gallery in Milan. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
German designer Alexander Schul poses with his Sobstantial Chair, made of recycled plastic, high-impact polystyrene, and yoghurt containers, at Rossana Orlandi gallery in Milan. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian gallerist Rossella Orlandi sits on Spanish designer Nacho Carbonell's chair Re-evolution, of recycled plastic for the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces exhibition (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Italian gallerist Rossella Orlandi sits on Spanish designer Nacho Carbonell's chair Re-evolution, of recycled plastic for the RO Plastic - Master's Pieces exhibition (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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