On the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal in Santa Iria de Azoia, sustainable resourceful studio WOOMETRY is offering unwanted wooden pieces a next everyday living by transforming the salvaged supplies into household goods and other 3D objects. Established in March 2018 by architect Kate Bombony and woodworker Mike Beck, the design studio has just lately developed to include things like a third workforce member and adopted partial automation of the production processes to allow much more emphasis on the studio’s mission of sustainability.
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Open up to visits from friends, the WOOMETRY imaginative studio operates out of the former MEC manufacturing unit, an industrial appliance producing plant. The key emphasis of the a few-person inventive style studio is the generation of decorative panels and surfaces from recycled wood. The modular panels are primarily based on an isometric grid the modules can be place together in an infinite selection of mixtures to produce a few-dimensional styles on two-dimensional surfaces. The design and style staff has also dabbled in generating other dwelling merchandise this sort of as minimalist incense holders commercial pool furniture and Ondanova surfboards made of recycled wood and processed with laser-chopping devices and CNC milling.
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“At WOOMETRY all objects are created of 100% recycled wood that is rescued from the street and specified a second existence,” the innovative layout studio stated. “As a consequence, WOOMETRY avoids utilizing new resources and including extra squander, as properly as saving a good deal of water, reducing CO2 emissions and avoids contributing to the increase in tree cutting throughout the world. It is vital to hold all the creation locally so that we keep our carbon trace lower. We also like to know everybody associated in the approach commercial patio furniture and talk with them instantly in order to be positive that the performing problems are ethical and first rate.”
The crew also collects and reuses discarded cardboard commercial patio umbrellas to deal their items for shipping rather than applying new packages or plastic supplies.
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