2015, BEZALEL, JERUSALEM
Adapting and personalizing by usage along with time offers a slow and sustainable customization.
Waste of resources plays a prominent role when it comes to industrial manufacturing.
In the leather goods production it‘s getting painfull considering the amount of generated offcuts. UNIDO‘s (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) report on Wastes generated in the Leather Products Industry shows, that the cutting rate for leather can range from 25- 60%. „Footwear is the sector which consumes the major part of leather (60 %).“
Visiting several factories for leather goods, I developed a technique to use the waste generated during the cutting step.
Insteat of recycling/downcycling the leather (by shredding and mixing it with epoxy or similar) I used the characteristics of the material itself and designed a frame made from leather of shoe sole offcuts.