A final post this week with additional work from Pia Design, based in London...
In this series, which she calls Processed Paper, Pia builds layer upon layer of recycled paper and glue to create a lumber of sorts. She then sculpts her "wood" as if it were actual wood, using regular ol' tools for building regular ol' furniture. The result is pretty wild (see more of her process here).
This collection of Trestles (she also makes tables and lamps) is especially appealing because it references so many things - woods, marble, paint, print, plastic - but not for a moment paper, the most prominent ingredient in its making.
Pia also plays effectively with the Trestle itself. Typically an unedited form, the Saw Horse is often made on site for doing other, more important tasks. But here, the Trestle takes on a new design presence with the thoughtful addition of color, asymmetry and sculptural form. As if built from repurposed, refinished, vintage table legs, Pia has accomplished a challenging task indeed: To interpret traditional forms in a modern, whimsical context.
... Sound familiar?