newspaperwood: tabloid tables
newspaperwood: tabloid tables
may 01, 2012

newspaperwood: tabloid tables

‘newspaperwood’ tabloid tables by arjan van raadshooven & anieke branderhorst floris hovers photos by vij5

the ‘newspaperwood’ collection expands with the addition of ‘tabloid tables’. the result of a collaboration between three dutch designers: arjan van raadshooven & anieke branderhorst of vij5 together with floris hovers, and these new pieces bring together a combination between craft and industry. each table is composed of a steel construction whose shape is formed by eliminating material along the legs to create the possibility of bending the metal. the frame is then outfitted with a ‘newspaperwood’ tabletop which is produced using greyboard ‘multiplex’ as a carrier, covered by a layer of ‘newspaperwood’ veneer, making it recyclable. the sizes of the each surface panel is derived from the typical dimensions of tabloid newspapers.

‘newspaperwood’ is a concept and design by mieke meijer, whose material development and collection is licensed by design label vij5

newspaperwood: tabloid tables detail of the layers of newspaper which make up the ‘newspaperwood’ material

see designboom’s previous stories on the production of ‘newspaperwood’ and the ‘framed’ newspaper wood cabinet by breg hanssen.

newspaperwood: tabloid tables long version of ‘newspaperwood’ tabloid table

newspaperwood: tabloid tables square version of ‘newspaperwood’ tabloid table

newspaperwood: tabloid tables detail of the steel frame and ‘newspaperwood’ tabletop panels

newspaperwood: tabloid tables material is eliminated from the steel frame allowing the designers to bend it in order to form the legs

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