Spring 2016

This side table started as a reconsideration of the use of paper within the realm of biodegradable furniture after the completion of the paper pulp chair. This concept utilizes paper pulp in two large conical shapes that would be difficult to construct out of more traditional materials like wood, metal and plastic, therefore making the use of the material appropriate. The paper pulp was mixed with methylcellulose and formed into drum-like molds that were designed to allow for shrinkage as the material dried. The pieces were then sanded and the cracks that formed where filled with rosin. The top and bottom forms were joined with rosin, as well.

This table is part of a collection of biodegradable objects as a reaction to "fast" furniture, or furniture that is made quickly and cheaply and often loaded with detrimental chemicals.