Upcycling Old Newspaper Into Furniture
Designer Dave Stovell noticed how unsold stacks of newspapers, left out for re-collection were being used as impromtou stools. Realizing the potential in this relatively untapped source of construction material, he built a series of furniture out of tightly rolled newspapers. Stovell is interested in the compressed life cycle of a commodity with such a rapidly shifting value. It has cultural and economic value on one day as a news source, and the next day it’s all old news and only valued as pulp. The collection features chairs, stools and tables that can all be recycled again at the end of their useful lives.