"Jens Praet studio has an intensive approach towards
traditional handcrafting in combination with avant-garde techniques."
"The design studio has transformed unuseful documents and leftover magazines into valuable and useful objects. To this end are being mixed the confetti from shredded paper and resin into a mould and letting it harden to become rigid objects. The paper-resin composite boasts a firmness similar to wood and has a unique appearance. Paper waste returns to our living or working area as functional furniture, bringing to mind just what little thought we give to general use of paper."
Industry opens up shop in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center this upcoming week with Jens Praet, an Italian designer using an inventive + sculptural approach to furniture design. Looking forward to the Industry opening and interacting with these works in person. LA continues to flourish in design as more galleries approach furniture / architecture / interiors. Lots of events at PDC this week, Christian Liagre is in town(!), an event with Azadeh Design Studio celebrating her new works, plus tons more.
Jens Praet is a design studio based in Panzano in Chianti, a small town near Firenze in Italy, run by belgian designer Jens Praet. Jens studied Industrial Design in Firenze and attended the Master classes at the renowned Design Academy in Eindhoven under Droog Design’s co-founder Gijs Bakker. Studio Jens Praet works from a conceptual angle on topics of contemporary culture, out of own initiative and on assignment. The studio has an intensive approach towards traditional handcrafting in combination with avant-garde techniques. Jens has a strong passion for everyday objects, honest materials, finding inspiration in unexpected details and daily issues which often become the starting point in developing a new concept. (text from here)
INDUSTRY 21st Century Design Gallery Pacific Design Center
Blue Building Suite B 270 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA