Floris Hovers together with Vij5
“As one of the first designers for the NewspaperWood prototype collection Floris designed a storage unit called Press to Open using NewspaperWood as a veneer. The cabinet remained a unique prototype, however, the veneer application he used caught our attention! We immediately thought of using it for table-tops and started discussing a stable construction with nice detail that complements the
Luckily, Floris already had an interesting steel construction in his portfolio which turned out to be the perfect match! That’s how the Tabloid Tables were born. The Tabloid Desk has been the latest addition to the series.”
– Arjan & Anieke
Together with the Sample Series and the Framed cabinet, the Tabloid Tables represent the introduction of the NewspaperWood material into the Vij5 collection. The tables are literally designed around the material, using the sizes of tabloid newspapers as inspiration.
As one of the first designers for the NewspaperWood prototype collection Floris designed a storage unit called ‘Press to Open’ using NewspaperWood as a veneer. The cabinet remained a unique prototype, however, the veneer application he used caught our attention! We immediately thought of using it for table-tops and started looking for a stable construction with a nice detailing that would complement the material. Luckily, Floris already had an interesting steel construction in his portfolio which turned out to be the perfect match! That’s how the Tabloid Tables were born.
NewspaperWood is a contemporary material that complies with the Circular Economy: an existing production process is reversed by creating wood out of paper. Waste materials from the paper industry are turned into a high-quality material that bears resemblance to real wood. Countless layers of left-over and misprinted papers, pressed and cut into a veneer, provide the material with a wood-like grain and growth rings. The specific character of NewspaperWood is determined by the visible traces of printed texts, photos, ads and graphic elements of the original paper. The material was originally conceived by Dutch designer Mieke Meijer.
This product is made with the original NewspaperWood material. More information on this material can be found here: www.NewspaperWood.com
design by Floris Hovers
in collection since 2012
material NewspaperWood panels (veneered NewspaperWood on a carrier of grey board, 100% recycled paper), coated steel frame
dimensions based on tabloid sizes
- flower table: 1 panel of 289x289mm, 1150mm high
- side table: 2 panels of 289x414mm, 520mm high
- coffee table: 3 panels of 289x578mm, 380mm high
colour RAL 9002 (standard colour)
other colours on request
Variations of the Tabloid Tabless
This asymmetrical desk uses a combination of NewspaperWood and Oak wood and has a remarkable steel construction designed by Floris Hovers. By cutting away material in the corners of the steel profiles, it is possible to bend the legs into shape. The steel construction is finished with a powder coating.
The sizes of the desktop panels are inspired by the sizes of tabloid newspapers (hence the name of the desk) but can also be custom made. The NewspaperWood panel is created using grey board ‘multiplex’ as carrier, covered with a layer of NewspaperWood ‘veneer’. This material is made of newspapers and resembles the aesthetic of real wood. By using grey board as a carrier, the material remains recyclable. As a finishing, the panel is coated with a water-based lacquer. The Oak panel is solid and finished with OSMO hard wax oil.