Industrial designer Shani Langberg has created a series of furnishings made of left over pieces of rubbish taken from the ‘Dispobud‘ factory, where disposable products such as non-woven fabric are manufactured. The factory discards around three tons of material each month, and Langberg salvages some of these unwanted scraps for her Remains project. After researching the material’s characteristics, Langberg decided to use a heating process and melt the raw material (non-woven fabric PP) into a mold made of aluminum using CNC technology. This makes it the material durable enough to serve as furniture that combines both industrial processing techniques and craft. The work is part of Langberg’s final project at the Holon Institute of Technology.
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