At this year’s Tent London, UK-based Australian designer Jay Watson broke away from the mold and released numerous new pieces that use interesting and curious sustainable materials like old newspapers and socks.

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Using materials like old Corian® samples, newspapers and discarded socks, this collection is full of fun, playful pieces but with a more important message. Sustainable design is important and we need more beautiful and artistic pieces like these in our lives.

Using old newspapers, Watson crafted a stool called “Read All About It” and a coordinating pendant light using a papier-maché technique (both pictured above).

Unusual Materials in Home Decor by Jay Watson in main home furnishings  Category

His Pixel credenza and coffee table ­use discontinued Corian® samples, which create a colorful geometric surface pattern but are also strong and durable.

Unusual Materials in Home Decor by Jay Watson in main home furnishings  Category

Unusual Materials in Home Decor by Jay Watson in main home furnishings  Category

These quirky Sock lights use old socks treated with eco resin derived from sunflowers. Originally sourced from the back of Jay’s own wardrobe, the socks could be supplied just as easily by customers wishing for a completely bespoke – and very personal – design. The lights also feature recycled sockets and new ultra energy-saving high brightness LED light sources, using cutting-edge remote phosphor technology.