Offcuts a university subject where students learned about detailing through designing and making furniture


‘Bent steel chair’ by Siobhan McCarthy and Prim Wang

‘Acrylic bench’ by Catherine Debicki

‘Modular wall’ by Charissa Chen
Our industry is very wasteful when it comes to the efficient use of materials.

Many joinery workshops around the world are filled with valuable pieces of materials that are too small for commercial use or the wrong dimensions and eventually end up in landfill. The sad reality is that it is much quicker to cut full-sized materials down to the desired dimensions than designing with offcuts in mind.

Offcuts explored the value in these materials by challenging students to design and make their own furniture pieces from new and used materials from unconventional sources.