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19th September 2014

The need to find new raw materials solutions from consumer waste continues to bring new materials to the materials palette as well as new aesthetics.

Showing during London Design Festival Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri have made furniture from old jeans, paper and cotton.

Similarly to Sophie Rowley (who is showing her work at Mint and Restless Futures) the final products bear no resemblance to their material origins.

The furniture and tableware looks like stone, but is in fact made from composite materials: slate-ish, denimite and marblus.

More commonly used for kitchen worktops and skate ramps, slate-ish is more akin to stone but is made from laminating recycled black paper.

Denimite as the name suggests is made from post-consumer denim waste, whilst marblus is made from white cotton and polyester salvaged from clothing, sheets and other white textile waste.

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