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Posted By Emily Pilloton On July 25, 2007 @ 5:51 pm In Design,Green Furniture,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments

Volksware, Meterware, scrap table, recycled tables, reused tables, Silke Wawro, Amsterdam design studio [1]

Volksware’s [2] 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 [3], the tables are part of Volksware’s METERWARE Shop [4].

Volksware [2] is an Amsterdam-based design studio founded in 1999 by Silke Wawro [2], a graduate from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy [5].

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/07/25/volksware-meterware-scrap-tables/

[2] Volksware’s: http://www.volksware.org/

[3] clothing carpet: http://www.hgb-leipzig.de/~wawro/carpet/carpet.php?hgfarbe=1

[4] Volksware’s METERWARE Shop: http://www.volkswaremeterwareshop.com/

[5] Gerrit Rietveld Academy: http://www.gerritrietveldacademie.nl/

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