Tuesday, 30 August 2011

100% paper...

PaperStone is an architectural solid surface composite material that is made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper! The material is manufactured by a South African company called StoneTech who also manufacture quartz surfaces such as Technistone. The recycled sheets of paper are combined with petroleum-free, water based resins and once saturated, are fused together under heat and pressure to create composite panels in thicknesses ranging from 6mm to 31mm. Ordinary paper is transformed into an incredibly strong, non-porous, heat resistant and durable solid surface material that has a Class A fire rating and actually enables a building project to acquire LEED points in certain categories...

The possibilities in application are endless and PaperStone can be used both internally and externally. The product may be used for countertops, restaurant food prep surfaces, tabletops, joinery, window sills or even indoor or outdoor wall cladding and is easily workable using CNC routers with no special fabrication equipment required.

100% recycled content. 100% earth friendly:)

Friday, 12 August 2011

David Graas...cardboard furniture:)

David Graas is a Dutch designer whose work is "best characterised by its combination of humour and material experimentation"....Im so into cardboard right now and will be using this amazing material to create my product design range for the second semester:) David's designs make use of simple profiles that merely slide and slot together like a puzzle...the furniture parts come flat packed and costs are kept low by encouraging the end users to actually assemble the pieces themselves. Graas has also developed a children's version enabling kids to assemble their own items whilst learning and having fun in the process:)