Today at Dezeen Platform:
Pia Wüstenberg

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Today at Dezeen Platform: Pia Wüstenberg

Dezeen Platform: today at Dezeen Space, Pia Wüstenberg showcases pieces from her Processed Paper project, a series of products made of recycled paper. Watch a movie about this project here.

Today at Dezeen Platform: Pia Wüstenberg

She rolls and twists waste paper into a raw material, then experiments with processes and applications.

Today at Dezeen Platform: Pia Wüstenberg

"The material can be very delicate and transparent, or equally it can be structural and strong," she explains. "This depends on the way it is processed in the initial making of the raw material and in the way it is refined in the shape-giving process."

Today at Dezeen Platform: Pia Wüstenberg

Pieces at Dezeen Platform include pendant lamps and a folding table where the two wide legs are actually integrated vases.

Today at Dezeen Platform: Pia Wüstenberg

Wüstenberg is a German-born designer, now working in London after her time in Finland. She graduated from the Royal College of Art this summer - see our story on her Stacking Vessels graduation project here.

Today at Dezeen Platform: Pia Wüstenberg

Wüstenberg is not alone in tackling the huge quantities of waste paper that modern life generates: Mieke Meijer and Vij5 presented their NewspaperWood project at Ventura Lambrate in Milan this year, Debbie Wijskamp makes pulped paper into blocks then saws them up to build furniture and Jens Praet completed a similar project for Droog in 2008. Greetje van Tiem creates textiles from old newspapers and Aesop have recently launched in New York with a kiosk at Grand Central that’s made from over 1000 copies of the New York Times.

See our top ten stories about paper here.

Today at Dezeen Platform: Pia Wüstenberg

Each day, for 30 days, a different designer will use a one metre by one metre space to exhibit their work at Dezeen Space. See the full lineup for Dezeen Platform here and see all our stories about the work on show here. We're also filming interviews with all the exhibitors - watch them on Dezeen Screen.

More about Dezeen Space here.

Dezeen Space
17 September - 16 October
Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

54 Rivington Street,
London EC2A 3QN