Built from Scrap: 25 Designers Put Dinesen Flooring Offcuts to Use as Furniture for the Copenhagen Contemporary Café
Of all the scrap materials in the world, the Douglas Fir leftovers from Danish flooring company Dinesen—see World’s Most Beautiful Wood Floors—likely rank among the choicest. Julius Værnes Iversen of the design studio Tableau would certain agree. The creative director was working with the Copenhagen Contemporary on floral installations when he heard the art center was planning a café and offered his team’s services. Knowing the organization was on a budget and having heard Dinesen was looking to put its offcuts to good use, the cafeteria project was born.
Tableau teamed up with Australian designer Ari Prasetya, and commissioned 25 creatives—from near and far and both established and up and coming—to create 50 chairs, tables, and benches for the space, which was dubbed the Connie-Connie (a play on the museum’s CC acronym). All of the pieces are available for sale via the Tableau webshop. Join us for a look at what can be made from leftovers.
Photography courtesy of Copenhagen Contemporary.
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