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Thermal Till Paper Vessels by Philippe Malouin

Thermal Till Paper Vessels by Philippe Malouin

Vienna Design Week 2010: London designer Philippe Malouin made bowls from rolls of till paper at Vienna Design Week Laboratory.

Thermal Till Paper Vessels by Philippe Malouin

Called Thermal Till Paper Vessels, the pieces were created in the Kunsthalle Wien Project Space Karlsplatz as part of a project called Papermania! where designers took over the space and used it to create works out of paper in front of visitors.

Thermal Till Paper Vessels by Philippe Malouin

Malouin's process involved coiling the paper using an electric drill before pulling up the layers of paper to create dishes.

Thermal Till Paper Vessels by Philippe Malouin

He blackened the paper by rubbing it with sandpaper, as the paper used for till receipts is sensitive to heat so responded to the friction.

Malouin worked in the space 6–9 October.

Watch movies of the process here and here.

Thermal Till Paper Vessels by Philippe Malouin

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Thermal Till Paper Vessels by Philippe Malouin

Here's some more information from the designer:


I decided to work with thermal receipt paper rolls. one thing that is important to say is that the results that we obtained are in no way a finished product, they are simply the results of my experimenting with a new manufacturing technique, and they are not objects with an assigned function. just vessels for the time being...

The final vessels that we chose for the pictures used no glue, and were the result of rolling rolls of paper and shaping the vessels by throwing the paper in a similar way to throwing a pot. What we had done was to mix a manufacturing technique and a material that we not meant to be used together... The vessels obtained the black colour patterns solely by sanding them with sandpaper. the heat generated then coloured the thermal paper.

I uploaded the photos and videos onto the press site in the folder : "thermal-till-paper-vessels"

there are quite a few videos that explain how the technique is made as well as how the materials change colour once subjected to heat using a heat gun, etc. have a look, and let me know if we should upload them to vimeo or something like that, I tried to upload the videos to youtube, but the quality is not great.


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