February 22, 2011, 7:49 pm

Shredded and recycled magazine copies come to life.

Shredded Collection

‘Our biggest item from the Shredded Collection ever made!
The Shredded Collection Table (Fast Company Edition) is made from 26 kg Fast Company magazine leftovers and clear resin…’
Materials:
Shredded Fast Company magazines, clear resin
Dimensions:
750 x 1800 x 800 mm (h x w x d)
Production:
Edition of 8 + 2AP + 2P
2011, studio Jens Praet for Industry Gallery

Shredded Collection

‘A bench strong enough to support the weight of 2 adults!
The Shredded Collection Bench (Capitol File Edition) is made from 3 kg Capitol File magazine left overs and clear resin…’
Materials:
Shredded Capitol File magazines, clear resin
Dimensions:
400 x 900 x 350 mm (h x w x d)
Production:
Edition of 8 + 2AP + 2P
2011, studio Jens Praet for Industry Gallery

Shredded Collection

‘A bench strong enough to support the weight of 2 adults!
The Shredded Collection Bench (White Edition) is made from 3 kg shredded confidential documents and white pigmented resin. The top and shelves have been high gloss polished…’
Materials:
Shredded confidential documents, white pigmented resin
Dimensions:
400 x 900 x 350 mm (h x w x d)
Production:
Edition of 8 + 2AP + 2P
2011, studio Jens Praet for Industry Gallery

Shredded Collection

‘Our elegant open console inspired by Greek architecture!
The Shredded Collection Console (Art in America Edition) is made from 5 kg Art in America magazine leftovers and clear resin…’
Materials:
Shredded Art in America magazines, clear resin
Dimensions:
1000 x 1200 x 300 mm (h x w x d)
Production:
Edition of 8 + 2AP + 2P
2011, studio Jens Praet for Industry Gallery

Shredded Collection

This wall-mounted shelf can support up to 50kg!
The Shredded Collection Shelf (Robb Report Edition) is made from 4 kg Robb Report magazine leftovers and clear resin…
Materials:
Shredded Robb Report magazines, clear resin
Dimensions:
320 x 1400 x 300 mm (h x w x d)
Production:
Edition of 8 + 2AP + 2P
2011, studio Jens Praet for Industry Gallery

Shredded Collection

‘Our elegant open console inspired by Greek architecture!
The Shredded Collection Console (Art in America Edition) is made from 5 kg Art in America magazine leftovers and clear resin…’
Materials:
Shredded Art in America magazines, clear resin
Dimensions:
1000 x 1200 x 300 mm (h x w x d)
Production:
Edition of 8 + 2AP + 2P
2011, studio Jens Praet for Industry Gallery

Shredded Collection

Studio Jens Praet’s first production item from the Shredded Collection has been updated after many years of research!
The Shredded Collection Sidetable (Details Edition) is made from 6 kg Details magazine leftovers and clear resin…
Materials:
Shredded Details magazines, clear resin
Dimensions:
750 x 850 x 400 mm (h x w x d)
Production:
Edition of 8 + 2AP + 2P
2011, studio Jens Praet for Industry Gallery

Shredded Collection

‘Our biggest item from the Shredded Collection ever made!
The Shredded Collection Table (Fast Company Edition) is made from 26 kg Fast Company magazine leftovers and clear resin…’
Materials:
Shredded Fast Company magazines, clear resin
Dimensions:
750 x 1800 x 800 mm (h x w x d)
Production:
Edition of 8 + 2AP + 2P
2011, studio Jens Praet for Industry Gallery

Shredded Collection

This wall-mounted shelf can support up to 50kg!
The Shredded Collection Shelf (Robb Report Edition) is made from 4 kg Robb Report magazine leftovers and clear resin…
Materials:
Shredded Robb Report magazines, clear resin
Dimensions:
320 x 1400 x 300 mm (h x w x d)
Production:
Edition of 8 + 2AP + 2P
2011, studio Jens Praet for Industry Gallery

Shredded Collection

‘Studio Jens Praet’s first production item from the Shredded Collection has been updated after many years of research!
The Shredded Collection Sidetable (White Edition) is made from 6 kg shredded confidential documents and white pigmented resin. The top and inner-shelf have been high gloss polished…’
Materials:
Shredded confidential documents, white pigmented resin
Dimensions:
750 x 850 x 400 mm (h x w x d)
Production:
Edition of 8 + 2AP + 2P
2011, studio Jens Praet for Industry Gallery

Shredded Collection by Jens Praet at the Industry Gallery. Photo credit: Kaitey Whitehead. CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE

The Belgium-born, Florence based Praet has shredded and recycled copies of Art in America, Capitol File, Details, Fast Company and Robb Report mixed with clear resin to create 5 different designs – console, bench, side table, large table and large shelf – each in an edition of 12 with each design made from a specific title. Corresponding works for all the designs, except the large table, were also executed using shredded documents mixed with semi-transparent white resin to create the balance of the exhibition’s 9 works. Fossilized is part of the designer’s Shredded Collection, which originated out of his concern about sustainability and the amount of waste paper being generated globally.

Jens Praet is among the new generation of designers creatively addressing sustainability. His design vocabulary is streamlined, though rooted in classicism, and his work in Fossilized and the Shredded Collection toys with the availability and accessibility of information. For example, a table made of Shredded magazines – a form of communication – renders the magazines unusable as a source of information, but otherwise utile, perhaps as a magazine table. Similarly, a console made from classified documents – information not meant for general consumption – can be safely used in public because the data on the documents has been shredded and rendered unreadable. Praet also plays with the notion of boutique versus industrial design by re-purposing materials created for mass consumption into limited edition works.

DESIGNER: Jens Praet, Florence, Italy. LOCATION: Industry Gallery, Washington DC. DATE: January 15 – February 26, 2011. PHOTOES: Kaitey Whitehead. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Morfae and the copyright owner.

Shredded Collection
Shredded Collection by Jens Praet for Industry Gallery’s Fossilized exhibition in Washington DC

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