Copies become original in the hands of Jens Praet. He turns discarded spreadsheets, et al, into shelves and consoles with the strength of wood and ghost of old business.
Shredded docs are combined with resins and molded into otherwise traditional office furniture forms. What better place to make a PDF or brainstorm other ways to reuse?
Two of his pieces are now produced by Droog Design. Yet we're left pondering our own production - of paper waste, that is. According to the Clean Air Council, it's an average of 650 pounds per year for each American.
Photos by Frans van Lieshout