First Wedding Anniversary: Paper Designs
At Warehouse Home, we are passionate about exceptional design and supporting talented designer-makers. We also feel strongly about recycling and sustainability. Identifying recycled paper and paper-based designs as a key interiors trend, we commissioned seven talented designers to each rework small batches of Warehouse Home Issue Three. Exclusive to the Warehouse Home Shop, each one of these delicate paper based designs are the ideal first wedding anniversary gift. Honour the first of many a themed anniversary with these thoughtful, unique and personal paper designs.
Dating back to early Victorian origin, the traditional first anniversary gift of paper suggests a symbolic reference to fragility, modesty and a new page on which to print forever memories. Celebrate a paper anniversary with a quirky spin on an established custom.
Processed paper ‘beads’ adorn the legs of this beautiful oval-shaped oak coffee table by German designer Pia Wüstenberg. Turned on a lathe, a solid block of paper sheets takes on a marbled appearance.
Processed paper table, £275, Warehouse Home Shop
The Pulp stool by Polish furniture designer Paula Szwedkowicz combines wooden legs with a sturdy concrete-like paper pulp seat. The untreated pulp contains pine seeds. At the end of the stool’s use, it can be planted to continue the life cycle of the design.
Pulp stool by Paula Szwedkowicz, £295, Warehouse Home Shop
Contemporary paper artist Magie Hollingworth was so inspired by Warehouse Home that she applied several techniques to her copies. Magie crafted a set of beautiful pulped paper vessels, charming papier-mâché utensils and a shredded vase.
Pulped paper vessels, from £50; Papier-mâché utensils, from £30, all Magie Hollingworth, Warehouse Home Shop
Shredded vase by Magie Hollingworth, £120, Warehouse Home Shop
James’ London studio specialises in materials research. He designed a special ‘gun’ to extrude paper pulp in interesting and unusual forms. Once hard, they’re painted in natural lacquer.
Decorative paper bowl by James Michael Shaw, £110, Warehouse Home Shop
Maria’s studio Crea-re takes its name from ‘creativity’ and ‘recycling’. The shape of this Quartz lamp was directly inspired by geological forms, with an angular pulp paper shade and matching ceiling rose.
‘Quartz’ pulp lamp by Crea-re, £100, Warehouse Home Shop
Liverpool based furniture and product designer Dan Hoolahan glued together dozens of pages of Warehouse Home. Once dry, the solid material was sawn, drilled and milled to form small vessels.
Layered paper vessels and geometric candle holder, £60, Warehouse Home Shop
Product designer Laura Nelson carefully folded individual pages of Warehouse Home, before securing the fanned out pages with a custom-made fitting to create a simple and pretty light shade.
Paper shade 120 by Laura Nelson, £250, Warehouse Home Shop
Every one of BLURECO founder Alicja Pelda’s designs
is handcrafted from 100% recycled paper. The creative process, which involves reducing papers and newspapers into pulp, produces almost no waste at all. And the finished results certainly prove that one man’s trash can be transformed into another man’s treasure. We commissioned Alicja to create a set of limited edition table and wall clocks using waste copies of Warehouse Home Issue Two. The newspaper lends a soft grey tone and tactile quality to the clocks. A final splash of deep inky blue is a bold contrast.
Table clock, £107; Wall clock, £127, all by BLURECO, Warehouse Home Shop
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