Elle Decor Upcycles Their Old Magazines Into Furniture [Pics]

Elle Decor Upcycles Their Old Magazines Into Furniture [Pics]

Past issues avoid the landfill and get new life as useful objects.

Allie Walker
  • 13 december 2012

H&M isn’t the only brand promoting recycling; Elle Decor recently teamed up with Belgian designer Jens Praet to create a furniture line made out of old magazines. The line, appropriately named ‘Shredded,’ was made from 141 lbs of old Elle Decor magazines, giving the now out-of-date pages a useful purpose. The four piece collection consists of a bookshelf, table, bench, and coffee table, and were manufactured by Wandschappen. The Dutch company mixed shredded pages of the magazine with clear resin, molding the confetti into recognizable furniture shapes. The hardened pieces are as sturdy as wood, with the bench able to support the weight of an adult.

The new Elle Decor ‘Shredded’ collection, which made its debut at Design Miami, is a continuation of Praet’s ‘Shredded’ series. The furniture series was originally introduced in 2010 after the studio ‘was horrified by the huge amounts of wastepaper produced in offices.’ Praet speaks to the series’ purpose:

Paper waste returns to our living or working area as usable furniture, bringing to mind just what little thought we give to general us of paper.

Now we want to see the series come full circle, with a picture of a current Elle Decor gracing the top of the coffee table. Click through the gallery below to see more images of the collection:

Jens Praet

*images by Theo van Pinxteren, courtesy of Industry Gallery


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