‘PaperBricks’ are an exploration of how to recycle paper in more sustainable ways. Paper is among the most produced and most discarded materials in the world. It can be recycled, but not indefinitely: with every cycle the fibers grow smaller and the quality downgrades. WooJai Lee wanted to give paper new sustainablility and a long lasting life. ‘PaperBricks’ are made from recycled newspapers. The newspaper is turned into pulps which are mixed with glue and shaped into bricks. Sturdy as real bricks they combine a pleasing marbled look with the warmth and soft tactility of the paper.
Using the ‘PaperBricks’, the ‘PaperBricks Pallet’ series were created to show how the bricks could be used constructively into furniture. The series currently consists of a Bench and two Coffee tables. The ‘PaperBricks’ are being developed into interior / architectural scales as well.