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Growing MDF

In connection with a project by the FSC brand and certification, I explored what happens with wood scraps and sick trees in the rain forest. In non-FSC approved factories, it is left unused. Factories with an FSC certificate, however, use these leftovers to create MDF. 

The only negative result of this is that people do not like MDF.  It is usually used for products which will be painted over.


People see MDF as fake; it doesn’t convey the same feeling that wood can through its grain structure. Real wood tells its life story through its year rings and texture. 


I wanted to give the MDF more value by letting it "grow" and giving it a more organic structure. By valuing a natural resource, more we can prevent waste.

Material: MDF, Boiling water, salt 

Original size MDF: 18 mm 

Boilt MDF: 110 mm

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