Gallery: Newspaper Furniture by David Stovell


Inspired to extend the ephemeral life of newspapers, David Stovell‘s Sunday Paper products consist of tightly rolled newspapers strapped together into stools. We love how the pieces make smart use of dated headlines, creating complete pictures from carefully arranged rolls of paper. They were featured at the London Design Festival’s Greengaged hub this month, where [re]design took the opportunity to showcase an excellent sustainable seating feature.

Inspired by bundles of newspapers left outside of shops on a Saturday night, Stovewell’s simple yet beautifully effective Sunday papers explore the “compressed life cycle” of the material: “[they] have a cultural and economic value, and that the same product has a different set of values by Monday morning, in that the news is old news and their value is for pulp. I wondered that if by simply repackaging, the material life cycle could be extended.” Start collecting your papers now!

[re]design‘s seating showcase also featured works by cutting-edge sustainability-minded designers including Cohda, David Colwell, Pli Design and WEmake.

+ David Stovell

+ [re]design at Greengaged

+ Greengaged


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  1. lolo March 15, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    This web site is de facto fascinating i’m longing for is there any other examples? however anyway many thanks abundantly as a result of I found that i used to be probing for.

  2. becographer November 5, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    on several occasions ive yoinked a stack of unwrapped out of date newspapers, the perfect acompniment to a camp fire, either as fuel or seating. this is a reallysimple and clever idea and as soon as i get hold of some really big cable ties i will be trying this out (sorry mr stovell for stealin your idea)

  3. thehome October 9, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Thanks for a wonderful feature. Love how you can capture a historical moment in print AND furniture. Very cool!

  4. lauraBorgio October 9, 2008 at 9:11 am

    extremely interisting design ideas

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