The PaperClay Project is an ongoing fascination with a paper pulping process developed by Iain Howlett during his time at the RCA. The material is a kind of papier-mâché for the 21st century which can be molded or free formed in endless ways resulting in a variety of expressive textured and coloured outcomes.
About : “The PaperClay project is a collection of furniture pieces made from a kind of paper pulp that when wet can be free-formed or moulded much like clay. When set, the PaperClay is lightweight and durable. The result is a collection of surprising pieces, each unique in texture and form. Smooth moulded surfaces are set against rough, free-form textures.”
Seven Lamp features an oversized lampshade with golden PaperClay reflector that can be rotated.
PaperClay side tables
Beside Table is an occasional table / lamp combination suited to sofa-side or bed-side and made from PaperClay with timber.
Photos © Iain Howlett