Silvio Rebholz

WR 79.9

WR 79.9 is a paper shredder that utilises an explosion to destroy paper documents. With a twinkle in its eye, the spectacular process attempts to disrupt the monotony of everyday office life. An ordinary paper shredder performs well in offices by blending quietly and effectively into office landscapes. WR 79.9 intends to make the process an exciting experience that opposes the everyday routine.

The shredder works via a system consisting of a gas cartridge, an electric igniter and a fan. By pressing a button on the remote control, gas is filled into an explosion chamber underneath the paper file in a defined time sequence and then brought to ignition. The fan provides fresh air for the combustion and for an accelerated smoke extraction afterwards.

30cm x 23 cm x 60cm
polycarbonate, aluminium, other materials

2019