wrapping wood

With a vivacious sensitivity towards colour and material, Aukje Fleur Janssen enchanted last year’s audience with her festive palette of pattern wrapped Finsa board, created by dressing up their board material in blocks, scraps, and ribbons of brightly coloured and textured paper. Surprisingly, it is actually paper that creates the coloured layer in melamine — impregnated with glue it is thenceforth experienced as a plastic coating. Upon industrially developing her research, Aukje took her samples to the Santiago-based factory and matured the paper assemblage boards to be durable and play proof, using the production process of melamine. Her expressive composition of torn, trimmed and woven paper, positioned onto MDF, is put under the gigantic factory heat press in which it becomes laminated. Still maintaining the layered texture and qualities of the paper, Aukje’s boards were a dash of festive industrialisation in the factories of Finsa.

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