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Tic-Tac-Toe made with XO out of 100% offcuts

No doubt, we’ve got designer OCD when it comes to all the details, but we’re really very scrappy over here at STUDIOOSS. We love & hoard our offcuts & end-pieces, and we sort & save everything for future use.

That’s why it was a real treat to produce our first zero waste product, our XO Tic-Tac-Toe coaster set. All parts of this set come from offcuts from our OSS Edition 001 The Dining Room pop-up book & our Edition 002 Linens. The playing board is from leftover chipboard used to make the book’s slipcase. The XO coasters are made using end-pieces and offcuts from our linens, and the caddy is made from a mix of our book’s paper offcuts and its slipcase scraps.

As we like to say, offcuts make the best cuts!

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Offcuts at STUDIOOSS

From conception through production, we make ethical design a baseline for our practice at STUDIOOSS. This means we consider the ecological footprint of our materials and process from the start of every project, and we find creative ways to reduce that footprint.

As a rule, STUDIOOSS commits to sourcing sustainable materials for all of our editions and packaging. We work hard to source materials that are recycled and/or naturally ecological from companies that have strong environmental records and are clear and transparent about their products, standards, and partners.

We also rigorously practice material reuse. We make our OSS Editions in-house, and we keep all scraps generated from production to use as materials for STUDIOOSS packaging and for the making of future work.

Our limited edition pop-up book, The Dining Room, generated some amazing paper off-cuts that we decided to incorporate into the design of our OSS Editions packaging. The offcuts went into making custom-made slipcases for the editions. No two are the same, and we think in this case, our case makes a beautiful case for art inside and out.

We've got some other projects up our sleeves with offcuts and end pieces... Stay tuned for what we're up to with our linen scraps – we're smitten and hope you will be too.