Discovery, creation, and sustainability are the three cornerstones of the creative consultancy agency Design An Mor which works relentlessly to find the most sustainable solutions in material production and manufacturing. Design An Mor’s projects respond to the ever-changing needs of society, environment, and culture by advocating and proposing sustainable production and circular design solutions for clients and companies in manufacturing and design. In their new project titled Paper Clay, Design An Mor explores the physical and aesthetic properties of paper by recycling industrial paper waste into a new, rigid type of material reminiscent of composite clay.
The entire production process is designed as a cycle, from waste paper to raw materials, from raw materials to finished products. Until every piece of material that is no longer needed is ground up and remade into a finished product
The Paper Clay project aims to resolve the issue of industrial paper waste, by recycling it into a material that is used to create adaptable modular furniture
This new fibrous clay composite possesses characteristics and properties that enable it to be used for more rigid purposes. Working with local partners to sort, shred, and recycle waste paper into a new fibre material, which is compressed into blocks that are further used to build modular furniture pieces such as shelves, tables, chairs, and stools, specifically designed to give flexibility for offices and home spaces. Locally sourced natural mineral coloring is injected into the clay to create its signature marble surface effect, while the variability of the collected and recycled paper waste material adds to the unique composition, color, and structure of each piece. “The entire production process is designed as a cycle, from waste paper to raw materials, from raw materials to finished products. Until every piece of material that is no longer needed is ground up and remade into a finished product”, writes Design An Mor.
Learn more about the project, the interesting insight into Design An Mor’s material studies, and expanding Paper Clay furniture collection here.