Belgian designer Jens Praet has finally solved the age old question: What do you do with all of your old Elle Decor Magazines?
Showcasing at next months Design Miami, Praet’s Shredded collection was designed in collaboration with Elle Decor and speaks as an ode to the immense amount of paper waste produced every day. Each piece is made from 5 to 26 kg of shredded magazine. To construct these pieces, the paper was combined with resin, formed, and left to dry. The resulting product similar to wood.
In the words of Praet: “Paper waste returns to our living or working area as functional furniture, bringing to mind just what little thought we give to general use of paper.”