It’s not uncommon to have a stack of newspapers sitting around; but it took the ingenuity of designer Charles Kaisin to turn a pile of old news into durable seating. The brilliance behind Kaisin’s Newspaper Extendable Bench is the lack of processes required to turn the raw materials into a functional piece of furniture (that still resembles its original form).
Through a varied gluing process, Kaisin derived a way to create a beautiful honeycomb structure that is as strong as wood. The method is easy to replicate, giving way to mass production at minimal cost. The strategy behind his design was to reuse and recycle newspaper in a very visual way that makes people aware and respectful of environmental issues. The Newspaper Extendable Bench does just that, putting a lasting, artistic spin on everyday news.