kulla design studio: 50% sawdust
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nov 28, 2010
kulla design studio: 50% sawdust


process step #1
all images are courtesy of kulla design studio

’50% sawdust’ by israeli-based kulla design studio is a project that evolved from the development of a
new design method based on material research. in this case, the combination of two different worlds of waste –
wooden sawdust and plastic bags.

the project comes from the studio’s desire to find new uses / purposes for sawdust and plastic bags,
in which they have creating new aesthetic qualities and applications for the two materials.
here, they have joined plastic sawdust with wooden sawdust, creating a homogeneous mixture to
create a new product, without the use of any adhesives.


process step #2

the manufacturing process for ’50% sawdust’ includes creating a mixture of equal parts of plastic and wood sawdust,
pressing it into an aluminium mold, and baking it. the heat allows the plastic to form as a resin / glue which affixes
the materials together. the result is a firm, structurally sound material, that gives the mundane plastic bag and sawdust
a new material aesthetic, thus giving them a new ‘afterlife’. in this case, kulla design studio has applied their
material research and developed a stool.


process step #3


process step #4


process step #5


’50% sawdust’ stool


’50% sawdust’ stool disassembled


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