Day: June 15, 2020

Circular by Design: Studio Woojai Turns Waste Paper Into Bricks and Furniture

Photograph courtesy of Cos

Eindhoven-based Studio Woojai is run by Korean New Zealander WooJai Lee, a designer motivated by exploring and experimenting with the hidden potential of sometimes surprising materials. We caught up about one project in particular that repurposes waste paper into functional bricks and sculptural furniture.

Tell me a little bit about your childhood, education, and background in terms of how you first became interested in creativity, design, and sustainability.

I was born in Korea and moved with my family to New Zealand when I was 10 years old. Growing up in New Zealand, I was exposed to