Marie-Louise Gustafsson specializes in creating interior designs that fuse utility and humor. Recently shown at the Salone Satellite furniture fair in Milan, the Stockholm-based designer’s unusual creation, Table of Trash quirkily references the relationship between the workstation and the waste-basket by introducing an element of fun into an activity that one would normally consider completely mundane. The slide-like table top allows one to literally push those useless papers to the side and straight into the bin – forgoing the loathsome task of crumpling and searching under your desk for that bin.

Made from recycled paper with a corrugated cardboard base, the whole structure is solidly held together with what Gustafsson refers to as a ‘craft-liner’ which enables the table to bend into a customized waste-basket. The structure is fairly light at only 4 kg, making it easily transportable. Gustafsson graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Product Design. Her previous clients have included The Swedish Handicap Institute and the Beckman School of Design.

+ Marie-Louise Gustafsson