Paper is fleeting; used for a moment to scribble down a note and then disposed of. Furniture on the other hand is something more permanent; something with a longer more meaningful existence.
An extension of the CMYK Chair project, CMYK Stool explores the recycling and reuse of waste paper as a viable furniture product. Shredded paper pulp is moulded over a CNC cut form, combining making and digital fabrication techniques to achieve an extremely strong and comfortable shell structure. The seat is detachable from the base which can be dismantled, flat-packed and reassembled with a variety of C, M, Y & K tops. A closer look at the materiality tells the story of the paper it is made from in the fragments of text sprinkled like terrazzo on the surface.
Paper is a valuable fibre resource. Each tonne of paper recycled saves 13 trees, 331,780 litres of water, 2.9 tonnes of CO2 emissions and 4 cubic meters of landfill- don’t waste it.
Waste Paper, Biodegradable glue, American Oak
On exhibit at Friends & Associates Welcome to Wasteland as part of Melbourne Design Week 2019. Organised by NGV in collaboration with Creative Victoria. 14th-23rd March, Compound Interest, 15-25 Keele Street Collingwood
Photographs by Kristoffer Paulsen, & Andy Nicholson