May 4th, 2011 by Richard Lord
Ruben Iglesias of retrain by rubcn creates beautiful furniture with waste paper. Yes, waste paper. Old magazines and newspapers. Waste is in the eye of the beholder. And Ruben Iglesias has a creative eye for producing functional art with material people throw away.
Ruben Iglesias writes “the structure is made of braided paper. Paper is used to fill the inside.”
“These pieces are not only an art work but a functional object. They are also a statement that shows the power of reused paper as a structural and decorative material.”
Ruben made the side table with “newspapers and magazines that came into my mailbox.”
Ruben shows such creativity in producing admirable pieces of furniture using material that others no longer want. He makes us appreciate the potential to reuse waste paper that most of us consider an inconvenience and a nuisance.
In the Waste Hierarchy reusing paper is a more sustainable activity than recycling or disposing of paper.
For more functional products made of waste paper by Ruben Iglesias please visit the retrain by rubcn website.