One Day Paper Waste by Jens Praet

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Milan 08: designer Jens Praet showed his collection of furniture made of shredded documents at the A Touch of Green exhibition by design collective Droog in Milan last month.

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The One Day Paper Waste table and storage unit are made by mixing shredded, unwanted documents with resin and forming in a mould.

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For more from the A Touch of Green exhibition with Droog see our previous story.

Here's some more information from Praet:

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ONE DAY PAPER WASTE - TABLE
This table is a second edition of the One Day Paper Waste - cabinet concept.

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Initially asked to design a table/console in limited edition for EatDrinkDesign and shown during the Dutch Design Week 2007 in Eindhoven (The Netherlands), One Day Paper Waste - table is now produced by Droog Design and has been launched at Droog Design’s exhibition during the Salone del Mobile 2008.

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One Day Paper Waste is a little table/console, obtained by taking shredded confidential documents, mixing them with resin and compressing them into a strong mould... End result: a new interesting object that has the strength of wood.

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Material: Shredded paper (recycled), resin (transp.)
Production & distribution: Droog Design, Amsterdam
Photography: Frans van Lieshout

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SHREDDED PAPER STORAGE
Shredded Paper Storage is a new black edition in line with the ‘One Day Paper Waste’ family. Commissioned by L’Uomo Vogue, in collaboration with Yamamay, one of Italian’s leading underwear brands, I was asked to design a special edition for the ‘Yamazonia - The Design and the Nature’ event, shown at Galleria Cardi in Milano.

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Shredded Paper Storage is a storage item obtained by taking shredded confidential documents, mixed with a black resin and compressed into a strong mould.

Material: Shredded paper (recycled), resin (+ black pigment)
Production & distribution: Jens Praet
Photography: Jens Praet

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  • famul
  • I

    oh I get it. You soak something in resin and it goes hard… very clever.

  • http://theodor.livejournal.com/ Theo

    Jurgen Bey did something similar with straw not long ago.

  • sufin

    Nice but..
    ..since when is paper dipped in clear resin ‘a touch of green.’

  • sufin

    Nice but..
    ..since when is paper dipped in clear resin ‘a touch of green.’ ?

  • http://www.labforfun.com labforfun

    I like it! Definitly! Resin is not such a “green”-think, but the table is really nice to see, at firs wiew looks like trasparent chinese rice noodle… don’t it? Funny idea.

  • http://www.archema.org - 3D WEB FOR ME -

    intersting and original material…!

  • Will J

    Further evidence that ‘green’ has become a shallow meaningless label to sell design. If you want to do something ‘green’ with a days worth of paper how about you bury it in the ground. Trap it in buckets worth of resin and it becomes a waste forever.
    I don’t mind the project, the material itself looks nice but lets not dumb down the profession and pretend it has anything to do with being ‘green’.

    I’m sick of witty design

  • ror

    this is quite smart as for dutch design

  • José A. Brouzzó Duncan

    I Like it… and funny idea.
    Congratulations from Venezuela

  • http://www.houstonshredding.com shredding Houston

    These are a great way to promote recycling. Paper waste can be made into art through innovation. There are other ways for us to adopt environmentally-friendly practices but recycling is still the easiest way for us to be more eco-friendly.