dear human explores different aspects of recycled paper-made objects dear human explores different aspects of recycled paper-made objects
feb 01, 2016

dear human explores different aspects of recycled paper-made objects

dear human is a creative studio based in montreal founded by jasna sokolovic and noel o’connell in 2011. since then, the practice has developed a coherent body of work in various domains that include public space projects, product design, and the applied arts. projects offer an alternative perception to overlooked everyday landscapes by revealing the hidden potential of places and objects.


the ‘module lamp’ is similar to a children’s wooden ring-stacking toy

 

 

‘paperscapes’ is an extensive exploration of paper-made objects that function as furniture, lighting, and wall treatments. using recycled paper sourced from the local industry waste, and drawing from their sculptural backgrounds, dear human has manipulated paper in a similar way to how clay can be sculpted to create limited editions of functional stools/side tables and large dome lights.


the lamp pieces can be combined in endless ways to create an assortment of original lights in one

 

 

‘pulplites’ are a by-product of the exploration, combining ceramic tops with paper pulp shades and are in their second generation. ‘wallpapering’ is composed of acoustic paper wall tiles, whole hexagonal form allows for different compositions thanks to the various themed tiles.


components are made from colored porcelain, terracotta, and paper-rock

 

 

most recently, dear human presented module lamps at wanted design 2017 during NYCxDESIGN. the luminaires are similar to a children’s wooden ring-stacking toy, with pieces that can be combined in endless ways to create an assortment of original lights. these components are made from colored porcelain, terracotta, and paper-rock — a material made from recycled paper combined with a cement mixture that is then moulded into form. after hours of testing and balancing perfect ratios of recycled paper and hardening agents, paper-rock the is stronger, stone-like cousin of dear human’s other pulp-made products. ‘we see great potential for this new material in being applied to some of our upcoming furniture projects,’ founders jasna sokolovic and noel o’connell say.


paper-rock is a composition made from from combining 100% recycled paper 

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stools and the dome lights from the ‘pulplites’ series are made of 99% recycled paper

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paper stools are light and durable


glazed ceramic tops and recycled paper shades

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glazed terra-cotta and paper shade

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unglazed terra-cotta tops and recycled paper shades

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paper domes are intended to offer ‘head space’

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‘paperscapes’ centers around the theme of privacy

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wallpapering — paper tiles with acoustic properties 

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wallpapering — made from 100% recycled paper

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wallpapering installed

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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