Studio ThusThat uses byproducts of copper mining and recycling to create a series of furniture objects.
In a truly interdisciplinary manner, the designers worked closely with researchers and a metal recycling plant to explore the unique properties of the byproduct, slag, when used as a “geopolymer”, an alternative to cement with a substantially lower CO2e footprint. The result is a variety of objects, each exploring a unique property of this novel material. The pieces invite us to imagine how byproducts could be used in other sectors, like construction, to offset growing demands.
Project: This is Copper