DesignsWeLove – Contemporary furniture design, Interior design, Architecture and Style - Covering contemporary furniture, interiors, architecture and life and style every weekday. Get inspired by the designs we love.

Paper Tables by Gompf & Kehrer

German designers Verena Stella Gompf and Cordula Kehrer, collectively Gompf & Kehrer, conceptualized these Paper Tables which are handmade by a fair trade cooperative in Vietnam using paper from mis-prints and leftover posters collected from local print shops in Vietnam. Paper is then sorted according to color, and then are cut, sampled and compressed into a new material that is comparable to wood grain. The strips are then ordered into a random play of colors that look like a stack of paper or perhaps the profile of a large illustrated book. Each table is unique.

Craftspeople from all over the Vietnam are provided with microcredits and helped building up a business. A part of the benefit goes to social projects involving education and fair trade work.

These tables are available in red and blue, and may only be purchased through the Gompf & Kehrer website for 345 Euros each (approximately US$442). This product is not available in the US at this time.

This is their first project as a duo.

Paper Tables by Gompf & Kehrer

Paper Tables by Gompf & Kehrer

Paper Tables by Gompf & Kehrer

Paper Tables by Gompf & Kehrer

Paper Tables by Gompf & Kehrer

Tags: , ,


Leave a Reply