Witnessing the problem of overwhelming waste found during almost any manufacturing process, New York-based art and design studio Nikolas Gregory invented a way to create a stool out of scrapped paper. The technology behind the scrap stool, which is to bind with pliable glue, is a common one used in the printing arts.
Employers of paper companies where asked to throw away scrap parallel and vertically into trashcans that had been filled with slow drying glue. It’s basically as easy as that. At the end of the day, the waste bin is emptied which results in a newly formed stool made up of 6000 to 8000 paper strips, withstanding a weight of 190 – 250 pounds (86 – 113 Kilograms). “By discarding their paper waste into glue-filled trashcans, the employees ended up creating furniture for us. And since the stool uses waste material and labor that is already paid for, there is little to no production cost involved”, Nikolas explains.
It’s an easy Do-It-Yourself project, however, making them would imply wasting paper, which again undermines the whole principle of the design, as it was made to solve the problem of industrial waste. Instead, the design studio suggests creating something out of material that would otherwise be thrown away. For more information visit www.nikolasgregorystudio.com.