shredded magazine furniture by jens praet
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nov 16, 2012
shredded magazine furniture by jens praet


‘shredded’ collection, 2012 by jens praet
shredded elle decor magazines, clear resin
image © theo van pinxteren, courtesy of industry gallery

 

 

florence-based belgian designer jens praet has sent designboom his latest collection of shredded magazine furniture – to be unveiled at design miami.
the series was developed in collaboration with the publication elle decor, where kilos of the glossy leftover magazines were transformed into
a mass of splintered paper – making up the main ingredients for the set.

 

the pieces are a reaction to the vast amounts of wastepaper produced in offices – converting otherwise useless documents into valuable and useful objects.
in order for the material to fuse into a useable compound, the confetti-like mixture was met with resin, moulded, and allowed to harden –
producing a firmness similar to wood and a peppery aesthetic. all pieces were manufactured by dutch company wandschappen for studio jens praet.

 

 

shredded furniture by jens praet
‘ shredded table’, 2012
edition of 8 + 2AP + 2P
shredded elle decor magazines, clear resin
dimensions: 750 x 1800 x 800 mm (h x w x d)
studio jens praet for industry gallery DC & LA
image © theo van pinxteren, courtesy of industry gallery

 

 

 

shredded furniture by jens praet
image © theo van pinxteren, courtesy of industry gallery

 

 

shredded furniture by jens praet
detail of the shredded material
image © theo van pinxteren, courtesy of industry gallery

 

 

shredded furniture by jens praet
image © theo van pinxteren, courtesy of industry gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shredded furniture by jens praet
‘ shredded low table’, 2012
edition of 8 + 2AP + 2P
shredded elle decor magazines, clear resin
160 x 1200 x 400 mm (h x w x d)
studio jens praet for industry gallery DC & LA
image © theo van pinxteren, courtesy of industry gallery

 

 

shredded furniture by jens praet
‘ shredded library’, 2012
edition of 8 + 2AP + 2P
shredded elle decor magazines, clear resin
1800 x 900 x 400 mm (h x w x d)
studio jens praet for industry gallery DC & LA
image © theo van pinxteren, courtesy of industry gallery

 

 

shredded furniture by jens praet
image © theo van pinxteren, courtesy of industry gallery

 

 

 

shredded furniture by jens praet
the full collection
image © theo van pinxteren, courtesy of industry gallery

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