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 certainly agree. The creative director was working with the Copenhagen Contemporary on floral installations when he offered his team’s services for its new café. Knowing the art center was on a budget and having heard Dinesen was looking to put its offcuts to good use, the scrap furniture 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 café, 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.