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The Wasted

Typology: Furniture Research and Design

Size: Human

Location: Columbus, OH

Date: Summer 2008

Instructor: Beth Bolstein

The predominant feature in most cardboard furniture is its disposability; it is built to be discarded while ignoring a finish quality that can withstand the test of time. The remedy and thus the goal of the explorations is to void the notion of the "throw-away" and instill permanence in the object from a material source that is already considered past its use-life.In a series of explorations and research adventures the possibilities of recycled cardboard and paper as furniture are developed.

Mechanical Compression
Tab and Slat
Fold and Wrap
Internal Truss and Wrap
Monocoque, Load Distribution, Wrap
Tab and Back from a material run.
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