This term I had the chance to spend some time in the industrial design workshop, to learn more about mould making and to see if I can make a more ‘manufactured’ sound dampening wall covering. In order to do this, I decided to work with cellulose, a natural material that could be used to reduce sound. I found a company that recycles newspaper and shred it to produce cellulose.
The actual mould making process was really interesting and I got to work with Kevin Brand who helped me produce a plaster of paris mould using a synthetic crocheted rope shape. The mould was riddled with undercuts but it did translate the texture of the crocheted piece beautifully and we managed to make a cellulose/papier-maché product.