Paper Plastic Tables by Richard Lowry

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Made for Future Heritage 2017 at Decorex, the Paper Plastic pieces create unique shapes by using paper infused with plastic which is ‘cast’ from the inside out and sets rapidly to create very strong, very light forms.

Richard Lowry:

The pieces are designed to be functional as well as sculptural; the works are strong enough to sit on. My work looks at the interaction between the material and the designer. I like to explore the space between the material dictating its own form and me, as the creator, guiding it. These pieces use a plastic that sets rapidly and needs to be worked between its solid and liquid state. This gives a very small window (less than 1 minute) to manipulate the forms before they set.