At Warehouse Home, we are passionate about exceptional design and supporting talented designer-makers. We also feel strongly about recycling and sustainability. While a printed publication is at the heart of our business, it is published on 100% recycled paper stock. And we have devised a unique way of dealing with damaged or ‘waste’ copies.
This year, Identifying recycled paper and paper-based designs as a key interiors trend, we commissioned several talented designers to each rework further back issues of Warehouse Home magazine. This is our pick of the papers.
(Below) Scottish artist Alison Simpson specialises in paper-based design. She used damaged copies of Warehouse Home Issue Four to create this original frame for a circular mirror. Shredded magazines were combined with pulped cotton linters, a byproduct of the clothing industry, to give rigidity. The combined materials were then pressed firmly into a round mould before being left to dry out. The frame was covered with black Japanese Sumi ink and touches of gold leaf.
(Bottom) When Hannah Lobley accidentally left a book outside in the rain, the pages swelled with water and became unreadable. Yet the artist did not throw The Lord Of The Rings away. She was studying woodwork. Paper originates from wood. And Lobley realised that she could turn layered paper into a solid block that could be crafted and turned just like timber. “The results were at once incredible and pleasing,” she reflects, “wood becomes paper… becomes wood.” Lobley took ten damaged copies of Warehouse Home Issue Five and turned the block of paper on a lathe. This beautiful bowl with a delicate wood grain effect was the result.
Styling by Hannah Franklin | Photography by Oliver Perrott