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Re-value | Table Layers

The essence of Re-value is the revaluation of residual materials in the production of natural stone. The contrast in value between pieces of natural stone can be large. Re-value aims to give back the lost value to the leftover stone.

Re-value | Table Layers

The essence of Re-value is the revaluation of residual materials in the production of natural stone. Each piece of stone has its own unique shapes, colours and patterns. This is because natural stone originates from the earth’s crust that varies around the world. The contrast in value between pieces of natural stone can be large, which is reflected in the esthetical, cultural and financial value. A big slab of stone has a great financial value, whereas the residual material is seen as worthless, even though it has gone through the same production process. Re-value aims to give back the lost value to the leftover stone. Some cultural and esthetical value can be reclaimed by creating a contemporary and functional design.

The residual material that remains after the processing of natural stone consists of different sizes. I divided these pieces into 4 groups from small too big, for every group I made a suitable design.

Re-value consists of 3 different designs: Table Layers, Table Mountain and the Wall Shelves.

Design 1: Re-value Table Layers | Made from the biggest and second smallest pieces of residual material.

2022
60 x 50 x 45 cm
+/- 260 Kg

Re-value | Table Mountain

Design 2: Re-value Table Mountain | Made from the second largest pieces of residual material.

By cutting two residual material pieces straight at the bottom and making an opening in both, the pieces fall into each other crosswise. This creates a table leg, over which a table top can de slid.

2022
60 x 50 x 45 cm
45 Kg

Re-value | Wall Shelves

Design 3: Re-value Wall Shelves | Made from the smallest pieces of residual material.

Within this design, the entire leftover piece is used because the shelf and the support for it are made from the same stone. The only leftover after cutting this design is one square (2 x 2 x 2 cm), which can eventually serve as a dice.

I made 2 different designs, one single wall shelf for the smallest pieces of residual material and a double one for a larger piece of residual material.

2022
Small:
12 x 25 x 35 cm
8 Kg

Big:
12 x 35 x 30 cm
10 Kg

About Vera Nooijen

I am a driven sketcher and designer named Vera Nooijen. I graduated from product design at Willem de Kooning academy in Rotterdam. You can describe my work as experimental, minimalistic and simple but effective. I am always exploring new techniques and materials.

Re-value | Table Layers

Re-value | Mountain

Re-value | Wall Shelf Small

Re-value | Wall Shelf Big