Upcycling offcut material from wood workshops in Berlin.
Architects design the interior of a house. Cabinet makers measure and cut the raw material according to the dimension of the exact space. During this process, it is inevitable to produce leftover material since the size of raw material and a corner of a house cannot be the same. There is always off-cut material generated from a project, either stored or trashed. Little pieces of woods are thrown away, and the timber disposal has to be paid. OffCut Berlin is a collaboration of Christoph Tettenborn (Germany, architect/cabinet maker at Tipla, meisterwerkstatt für möbel and design) and Yena Young (South Korea, architect at Plastique Fantastique) They find good quality leftover materials while they work in architectural projects, and give a new value to them. This up-cycling method saves the material cost and reduces the waste of raw material. As a result, customers can meet high quality handcraft products supporting an ecological process.