Monday, January 31, 2011

A Well Read Table

Here is a creative approach to sustainability. Belgian artist Jens Praet builds limited editions of furniture from shredded magazine and newspaper pages. Praet mixes strips and pieces of paper with resin and let the pulp sit in a mold of his design until it hardens. With bigger pieces like his 6-foot table Praet uses a metal skeleton for stability. The recycled material gives his furniture a unique texture and color. Check out Praet's work at the Industry Gallery in NE Washington DC. http://industrygallerydc.com/Site/Current.html

Images © Ivo van den Baar and Violetta Markelou

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