nicolas le moigne: trash cubes
 
nicolas le moigne: trash cubes nicolas le moigne: trash cubes
dec 10, 2010

nicolas le moigne: trash cubes

scrap material is transformed in to solid cement stools photo credits : tonatiuh ambrosetti and daniela droz

swiss designer nicolas le moigne has collaborated with fiber cement company, eternit to create ‘trash cubes’ a project that uses raw, recycled material to produce new stools.

measuring 32cm x 32cm x 36cm, the furniture objects which use left over cement and fibers produced by eternit were designed to have the most basic form while using as many scraps as possible.

each piece goes through a metamorphic stage where the raw material is condensed and sculpted to the mold. while the overall shape remains relatively unchanged, the cubes, signed by le moigne are all unique, changing in appearance depending on how the discarded material settles.

the raw material is inserted in to the mold where it is left to dry

tons of left over material is thrown away every year from eternit a cement fiber company based in switzerland

each stool has a unique appearance depending on how the fiber cement is formed to the mold

custom molds create the simple cube forms

a look at the making process:

the cube is left in the mold to dry

fiber cement is stuffed in to the mold

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