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Repurposed Scrap Veneer Gives the George Collection Its Unique Appearance

01.24.22 | By
Repurposed Scrap Veneer Gives the George Collection Its Unique Appearance
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Experimentation with materiality always grabs our attention, as in the case of George. A contemporary furniture collection designed by Marco Campardo for SEEDS, the pieces are created using discarded materials from the industrial production of veneer. To begin making this artificial wood, various pieces of scrap are chosen from Alpi’s warehouse located in Emilia Romagna. They’re then glued and pressed together to create a thick piece of unique wood, making what was once a surface level element structural.

Hand-crafted objects made using this newly made material feature carefully chiseled detailed edges, with the result bringing to attention the juxtaposition between the natural and artificial worlds. (The process is also a nod to George Nakashima.) The George collection includes a series of dark stools and tables in this newly created wood alternative that invites you to question the ways in which we value materiality today.

dark bench made of Alpi wood on white background

Bench

dark coffee table made of Alpi wood on white background

Large Coffee Table

dark coffee table made of Alpi wood on white background

Large Coffee Table

side table made of Alpi wood on white background

Small Square Side Table

side table made of Alpi wood on white background

Small Square Side Table

side table made of Alpi wood on white background

Small Square Side Table

side table made of Alpi wood on white background

Small Square Side Table

dark coffee table made of Alpi wood on white background

Large Triangular Coffee Table

dark coffee table made of Alpi wood on white background

Large Triangular Coffee Table

dark furniture made of Alpi wood on white background

To learn more about the George collection, visit seedslondon.com.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.