Bloomberg have designed creative pieces from waste products.
The bench made with toner resin and tar
The Memo reported on Bloomberg’s fifth series of “Waste Not Want It”, a programme that uses recycled waste from the company to design new furniture and create art. Bloomberg employs 4,000 people in its office in London, and the new furniture will be used by employees.
Benches and tables made from CMYK toner
A “Synthesis Bench” designed by Tom Price used the waste from toner cartridges and the “chemical reaction between resins, tar and powder” to create the artwork, while toner cartridge waste was also used by Kim Thomé to “mix the four CMYK colours with jesmonite” to design symmetrical, bright furniture.
There is also a table and bench created by Stuart Haygarth made from “76 keyboard panels”, and tables that have been pieced together from 160 computer screens and “feature holographic sheets” designed by Lara Bohinc, called ‘Saturn’. Tables and chairs made from wooden pallets have been “embedded [with] 1,800 metres of stripped computer cables” which were designed by Laetitia de Allegri and Matteo Fogale.
Jemma Read, spokesperson for Bloomberg and the person who thought up the project in 2010, said that “the project has provided a platform for 37 artists and designers to redefine our relationship with waste”.