by , 07/25/07

Volksware, Meterware, scrap table, recycled tables, reused tables, Silke Wawro, Amsterdam design studio

Volksware’s Meterware scrap tables bring new meaning to “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Not only do we love the endearing combination of mis-matched table parts, but we love the way in which the tables are produced and distributed: discarded tables are assembled as an infinitely long table, then on request, a piece of the table is sawed off to the customer’s desired length. It’s like Bounty’s ‘Select-A-Size’ paper towels- for furniture! Like Volksware’s clothing carpet, the tables are part of Volksware’s METERWARE Shop.

Volksware is an Amsterdam-based design studio founded in 1999 by Silke Wawro, a graduate from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.

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  1. David Waring August 6, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    yeah that studio must look weird. just a saw and a really long table. but i think its a great idea with a cool looking product.

  2. p.j. doran July 26, 2007 at 10:40 pm

    how much studio space do they have? i would really like to see the whole process in action… and how are the tables joined? could be really humorous…..

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