Materials:
Rebonded Foam
Furniture
Manufacturing
Rendering


2021
Temperence

PU foam is widely used in vast number of industries. In 2011, 675 000 tons of polyurethane foam was abandoned in China from manufacturing*. Its hard to decompose and incinerate nature makes it even more troubling to dispose of.

Designed to address the demand for beautiful objects amid a time of environmental awareness, Temperance is a side table that embodies a balance of abstinence and indulgence.

Created using rebonded foam, a material derived from recycled scrap foam with different colours that are compressed together, creating a firm and aesthetic contemporary mosaic material. Its mid-section allows for convenient storage of books or magazines.

What was once waste metamorphs into a conversation piece representing the virtue of temperance, an object of responsible beauty.



*research conducted by Dongjiang Environmental Protection Co., Ltd and School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing.



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