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11/16/2012 12:24 pm ET Updated Jan 16, 2013

Shredded Magazine Furniture by Jens Praet

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'Shredded' Collection, 2012 by Jens Praet
Shredded Elle Decor magazines, clear resin
Image © Theo Van Pinxteren, courtesy of Industry Gallery

Florence-based Belgian designer Jens Praet has sent designboom his latest collection of 'Shredded Magazine Furniture - to be unveiled at Design Miami. The series was developed in collaboration with the publication Elle Decor, where kilos of the glossy leftover magazines were transformed into a mass of splintered paper - making up the main ingredients for the set.
 
The designs are a reaction to the vast amounts of wastepaper produced in offices - converting otherwise useless documents into valuable and useful objects. In order for the material to fuse into a useable compound, the confetti-like mixture was met with resin, moulded, and allowed to harden - producing a firmness similar to wood and a peppery aesthetic. All pieces were manufactured by Dutch company Wandschappen for Studio Jens Praet.

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' Shredded Table', 2012
Edition of 8 + 2AP + 2P
Shredded Elle Decor Magazines, clear resin
Dimensions: 750 x 1800 x 800 mm (H x W x D)
Studio Jens Praet for Industry Gallery DC & LA
Image © Theo Van Pinxteren, courtesy of Industry Gallery

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' Shredded Table', 2012
Edition of 8 + 2AP + 2P
Shredded Elle Decor Magazines, clear resin
Dimensions: 1800 x 900 x 400 mm (H x W x D)
Studio Jens Praet for Industry Gallery DC & LA
Image © Theo Van Pinxteren, courtesy of Industry Gallery

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Image © Theo Van Pinxteren, courtesy of Industry Gallery

See more images in the original designboom article here.

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