The School of Form invites you to the Paper Room
Students from the School of Form take part in the 'Trash Hotel' exhibition, as part of the Helsinki Design Week festival 6-16.09.2012.
A hotel rooms with furniture and decoration made of waste paper can be seen from 12 to 16 September in Helsinki during the Helsinki Design Week.
The Trash Hotel is a cyclical event, once again organized by the oy dodo group from Helsinki. Designers are expected to design and implement a fully functional equipment of a hotel room with an area of 12 m² using only recycled materials. The organizer has selected and invited 18 teams to the project (including 5 schools and 13 individual designers), one of them from Poland.
A group of students from the School of Form who have just finished the first year of study and have chosen their target specializations form a multidisciplinary team composed of five members: Marta Jagielska, Monika Gościniak, (communication design), Filip Bielicki, Magda Gąsiorowska (industrial design), Natalia Liput (domestic design). Waste paper used in the project has been provided by the Schattdecor company which is a partner of the School of Form.
The students were given the waste material in the form of five pallets of pressed paper, 250 kg each. After attempts of cutting, gluing, sewing and soaking the material, they decided to treat it as a whole. In this way, the paper also became the support and construction element of the project, as its weight was used as the size of the material obtained. They used a band saw, drills and grinders.
In this way, the waste paper designated for disposal by the environmentally conscious manufacturer was re-used in a way that is both creative and functional:
'In the "Trash Hotel" project, furniture and other accessories are created from manufacturing waste, and the final result is a three-dimensional interior interesting in terms of colour and form. The paper is still "alive" and is usable.'
As a result, the room has been equipped with a multi-functional sofa, pillows, shelves for a lamp and a desk which, when closed, acts as a decorative image. They all use the organic structure of the paper weight after cutting.
The sofa - the name refers to the mode of paper transportation. Additional functions make the massive construction look lighter: a night lamp placed underneath the sofa next to a hidden bookshelf that we discover only after unfolding the mattress.
The pillows - a pillow-name is another designed object in which paper is used both as a filling and cover.
The desk or actually a paper image that after unfolding becomes a desk.
Marta Jagielska, Magda Gąsiorowska, Natalia Liput, Monika Gościniak, Filip Bielicki.
Agnieszka Jacobson- Cielecka, Paweł Grobelny, Krzysztof Kubasek.