Seven local firms get up to $35,000 each to work on futuristic designs

PHOTOS: FOREST AND WHALE; OFFCUT FACTORY; PRODUCE WORKSHOP; GIN LEE STUDIO

SINGAPORE - Industrial designers Edmund Zhang and Esli Ee see beauty in waste marble, ceramic and wood thrown away by renovation contractors after the completion of a project.

These "offcuts" can be upcycled by craftsmen and technicians into a home decor item, says Mr Zhang, 29, who co-founded Offcut Factory with Mr Ee, an initiative that turns construction waste into source material to make contemporary lifestyle objects.

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