A new material from old banknotes

VALUE

MONEY IS NOTHING MORE THAN A PIECE OF COTTON AND LINEN PAPER

Without their given value, any paper bill is worth nothing more than its material composition; a mix of cotton and linen. The average life-span of a banknote is rarely more than 18 months, after which it is decommissioned and burned. As the world’s economic heavyweights progress further, what will become of money as we know it? Global economies give currencies form, but their perceived value is not necessary their material value. In addition, digitalization continues to transform the concept of how the world trades.

Old notes are adapted to serve a new purpose, forming a diverse textile collection capable of being applied to various upholstery needs. The work is presented in a series of stools, each representing a currency: the green American dollar, the purple English pound, brown Indonesian rupees, and the colour dense euro.

DATE
02 – 07 / 2015

CONTEXT
BA Product Design, Willem de Kooning Academie Rotterdam (The Netherland)

PRESS
The project received widespread international recognition and has been published on websites and in magazines from the United States to Japan. For example: http://www.designboom.com/

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