Laura Cahill graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2008 with a BA in 3D Design: Designer Maker, where Laura‘s passion to design sustainable products became a reality.
In her final year of university Laura became particularly fascinated by the found object, and kept a diary, so she could keep track of the vast amount of objects being discarded within a mile radius of Plymouth town centre. In response to her findings Laura was inspired to create a collection of furnishings made from recycled books which she later named ‘Readable Furniture’.
Laura’s project Readable Furniture reflects current environmental issues, inspired by recycling and reusing discarded materials.
” I am fascinated in reusing objects in a way that gives them a new life”
In the attempts to reduce landfill Laura recycles old books and transforms them into new desirable objects designed for the home. Not only does Laura transform local waste, she adds value to the material, as well as creating aesthetically pleasing arts forms. Readable furniture allows viewers to emotionally and intellectually connect with the object and it past use.
“Intended for you to cherish”
Laura exhibited her ‘Readable Furniture’ collection at New Designers where she was one of only two people selected to take part in a debate on sustainable design live on BBC TV. New designers helped launch her profile and since she has exhibited at a number of exhibitions and trade fairs around the UK and internationally.
After graduating in 2008 Laura returned to her hometown of Birmingham, where she continues to sell and produce work for exhibitions and direct to clients.