Paperpulp by Debbie Wijskamp


Paperpulp by Debbie Wijskamp

DMY Berlin 2010: designer Debbie Wijskamp exhibited her collection of cabinets made from blocks of pulped paper at DMY Berlin last week.

Paperpulp by Debbie Wijskamp

Called Paperpulp, the pieces are made from pulped waste-paper, sawn up and treated like planks of wood.

Paperpulp by Debbie Wijskamp

More about Wijskamp's work in our earlier story.

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Paperpulp by Debbie Wijskamp

Here's some more information from Wijskamp:

Paperpulp by Debbie Wijskamp

Inspired by different cultures, making their homes with materials found in their surroundings, Wijskamp wanted to design her own building material.

Paperpulp by Debbie Wijskamp

Experimenting with the re-usage of wastepaper resulted in a material with its own characteristic appearance and structure. Besides this, it is a very versatile material with many possible applications.

Paperpulp by Debbie Wijskamp

In contrast with the cabinets, the Paperpulp tableware items are very fragile decoration objects. The colour of the pots depend on the amount of ink used in the recycled newspapers and makes every piece unique.

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Three Yet One
One Day Paper Waste
by Jens Praet
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DMY Berlin 2010

Posted on Monday June 14th 2010 at 12:17 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • We made in Riga one office, too. It’s made from cardboard, generally foldable carddboard furniture and interior design from us…

  • m

    I saw the project in the last Dutch Design Week, very impresive work. The material has a intriguing look and feel to it – mud-like (like you would expect with paper-bricks). The combination with the light tableware works well too.

  • Teo

    Paperpulp tableware = beauty

    Cabinets not so much (Actually I find them ugly, but maybe I’m mistaken)

  • Nathan

    @ Janis
    What is the resemblance exept for using paper. This project is a step further with the use of paper as a material. And with the way of ‘reshaping’ the paper creating new interesting forms.

  • Well Done! This is a terrific use of recycled paper. Imagine if everybody instead of throwing their paper products away used a little initiative and made useful products for themselves, neighbours and friends.
    We would save on landfill space, transport and the cost of new products.
    Excellent work Debbie, I hope more people get to see it.