jens praet's shredded furniture made from art+auction magazines
 
jens praet's shredded furniture made from art+auction magazines
may 21, 2014

jens praet's shredded furniture made from art+auction magazines

jens praet’s shredded art & auction magazine furniture
all images by kent pell, courtesy of sebastian + barque and jens praet

 

 

 

jens praet further develops his ‘shredded’ collection with a fourth edition. previously using issues of ‘art in america’, ‘detail’, ‘ELLE decor’, ‘fast company’ and ‘ROBB report’ to construct its furniture designs – using splintered paper from the pages of the magazines – ‘shredded series 4’ is made exclusively from copies of ‘art+auction’ to form a low table, and two large mirrors.

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‘shredded low table’, 2014
shredded paper (art+auction magazine leftovers), resin, aluminium
H350 x W1350 x D1000 mm
edition of 8 + 2 prototype + 2 AP
jens praet for sebastian + barquet

 

 

 

the belgian designer’s process sees him finely strip-cutting the glossy pages, in which he takes the resulting swarf-like paper bits and mixes them with resin, pressing the compound into moulds to form each piece. once set, the furniture is polished and offers the firmness of wood with the expression of a unique texture.
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detail of ‘shredded low table’

 

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‘shredded mirror 1’, 2014
shredded paper (art+auction magazine leftovers), resin, aluminium
H1600 x W1100 x D60 mm
edition of 8 + 2 prototype + 2 AP
jens praet for sebastian + barquet

 

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the ‘shredded’ furniture is made from strips of paper mixed with resin that is pressed into moulds

 

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‘shredded mirror 2’, 2014
shredded paper (art+auction magazine leftovers), resin, aluminium
H1600 x W1100 x D60 mm
edition of 8 + 2 prototype + 2 AP
jens praet for sebastian + barquet

 

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the surface of each pieces is polished and offers the firmness of wood

 

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details

 

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the paper sandwiched between layers of resin

 

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‘dressed low table’, 2014
oxidized blue patinated bronze, aluminium
H350 x W1050 x D1050 mm
edition of 8 + 2 prototypes + 2 AP

 

 

 

in addition, praet introduces a low table to his ‘dressed’ series, made from discarded fabric that has been dipped in hot wax, draped and hand-shaped over a brushed aluminium understructure, and cast in bronze to give it a rigidity. the textile is subsequently oxidized in a blue patina which varies in color over time.jens praet shredded furniture designboom
the ‘dressed’ low table surface top is made from a piece of fabric that is dipped in wax and cast in bronze to give it rigidity

 

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detail of the patinated surface

 

 

 

‘dressed series 2’ and ‘shredded series 4’ have been manufactured in jens praet’s san gimignano, italy workshop. the body of work, has been designed for new york gallery sebastian + barquet, where it is on show until june 13th, 2014 in an exhibition entitled ‘substance’.
installation view of jens praet's 'substance' exhibition at sebastian + barquet
installation view of ‘shredded series 4’ low table and mirror two at sebastian + barquet gallery in new york

 

installation view of jens praet's 'substance' exhibition at sebastian + barquet
alternative installation view of jens praet’s ‘substance’ exhibition

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