Paraphrase was developed for `W.I.P´, a group show at Galería Dada curated by Diego Ramos during DEMO Design festival in Barcelona.
“To paraphrase is to include the ideas or information from an original source in your paper by rephrasing those ideas or information in your own words.” Plagiarism.org
In this project I decided to paraphrase the «Poly furniture» from British designer Max Lamb. Started in 2006, he began by working with expanded polystyrene as a quick and intuitive way to build certain objects. The difference with the original idea lies in where the raw material is sourced from – rather than using virgin material I used discarded packaging elements derived from our everyday technological commodities. Televisions, computers, screens, washing machines, microwaves, fridges, dishwashers and so on.
The outcome is a series of plant plinths that draw upon a certain Counter-Maniera attitude: the fact that the reclaimed expanded polystyrene have already a strong personality, partially dictates the final shape of the object.
*Note: Max is a great designer and I very much respect his work. The intention is not to diminish the original idea but to offer an alternative.