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Recycled Paperpulp Cabinet by Debbie Wijskamp
Posted By Moe Beitiks On November 3, 2009 @ 3:30 pm In Art,green furniture,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Materials | 4 Comments
It never ceases to surprise us that much of good, sustainable design is also deliciously fun. Take Debbie Wijskamp’s paperpulp cabinets , for instance. They are what their name implies: drawers and shelves made out of pureed paper mache . And while I want to write sophisticated sentences with phrases like ‘materials reuse’ and ‘resource conservation,’ I just can’t help thinking about how glorious it must be, in a third-grade sort of way, to mash paper into furniture. Wijskamp’s process validates these daydreams.
You can watch as the designer churns gobs of glorious goo in a bucket, then shapes it into molds in this video . The dried cabinet pieces fit together like a puzzle, which she then glues and caulks into a solid mass. The resulting cabinetry looks like it was made from igloos, cookies, styrofoam, rice cakes, or snow — depending on what you played with as a kid.
The stacked pulp was recently on display in Eindhoven  as part of the designhuis  exhibition “Talent 2009″ for Dutch Design Week . That’s all well and good, but my question is: will there be paper pulp fights? I’m ready to fight other grown-up children in the name of sustainability.
Via Designboom 
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URLs in this post:
 Debbie Wijskamp’s paperpulp cabinets: http://www.debbiewijskamp.com/
 paper mache: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/22/5000-dollar-recycled-paper-house-by/
 in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAA6dL7wLoc&feature=player_embedded
 Eindhoven: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eindhoven
 designhuis: http://www.designhuis.com/
 Dutch Design Week: http://www.dutchdesignweek.nl/
 Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/7904/debbie-wijskamp-paperpulp-cabinet.html
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