Recycled Paper Objects by Material Immaterial Lab

Material Immaterial Lab have designed a variety of objects using recycled paper. “Material Immaterial Lab has designed these unconventional pieces of art out of papier-mâché using form and textures inspired from nature. These pieces turn into elegant light fittings and furniture. The texture and details in nature have always been awe-inspiring, from the form of the flowers to the translucence of ferns, the texture of mushrooms, softness of mosses and the strength of the nautilus, they have all mesmerized us at some point of time in our lives. In these moments of revelation lies our inspiration for creating these sublime objects of daily use. These limited edition objects are a part of the series "Organic". Each piece has been painstakingly handcrafted with utmost attention to detail and strives to capture the essence of nature. When it came to building our ideas into products, papier-mâché became the preferred material due to its immense versatility, durability and extremely accommodating nature allowing us to add subtract and make spontaneous improvements in the form. Due to the unique layering process of handcrafting, each of these pieces achieve their unique texture and colour, depending on the kind of paper used at various stages of creation.”

Character – Recycling Typography

“We choose the letters that have character, take them, replace the old neon tubes with LED’s, check that they are ok and put them on our website”, says Aleksi Hautamäki, one of the founders of the Finnish company called Character, which recycles the signs to be used as individual letters. “These pieces of typography are all unique design objects, why should they be demolished?”

Pangoline Backpack from Cyclus

There is columbian company Cyclus which transforms used trucks tires into stylish accessories such as bags or backpacks. Undoubtedly the brilliant in their collection is backpack Pangoline also created from used rubber. Designers of Cuclus were inspired by one of the most unusual mammals on the planet – Pangolin. And the same name was given to this backpack.