Julia Jaynes

Building with (Paper) Waste

Moving towards a sustainable future, we must embrace the circular economy, where waste becomes the primary source of “new” materials. In design education, massive amounts of paper scraps are sent to landfills. This design intervention focuses on transforming discarded paper into new usable elements. By combining paper products with water, they are moulded into new materials to create a modular furniture system, which acts as storage and an acoustic and spatial division. Modules are reconfigured using removable hardware and joinery methods to elongate the product's life cycle. With no additional adhesives, the material is reclaimed by soaking it in water.

  1. Interior Design Studio VIII
    IRN 801
    Filiz Klassen
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