Pappmoebel Design

«We’re not a new brand – we started with the first products in 1979, the brand was established in 1985. But the questions that affected us back then are still relevant or becoming even more relevant now: we have to find ways to create products that fit our lifestyle but are also sustainable.»

 

The concept was basically to make Products from a material that is sustainable as it is recycled and recyclable and that is used in new way by folding it to give it stability and good shape.
Quote from 1979, when the first product, the stool MAKS, was developed:
Hans-Peter Stange: “When presenting the stool, most people tended to mistrust the cardboard. The material cardboard is mostly associated with packaging, it is something inferior that will be thrown away. The goal was to use form and a new aesthetics to give the material a new value, a worthiness.

The technical and formal work is what kept us going, the ambition to prove that it works, to fold and fold until the products can keep up with any ordinary furniture.
There is not only a technical and rational part of the concept, but also an emotional aspect. Changing habits, beliefs, values and ways of thinking is the hardest thing to do. If a material has a negative connotation in our culture, people are fast to reject it. Most people prefer to use what they know and stay away from the unknown. But to be surprised by something can be very inspiring.

What is most important to us is to prove that the products are astonishingly strong and last a long time. Our bookshelf WOLF for example can carry 25 kilo per shelf and our bed has lasted 20 years as customers tell us.
When designing the products, the material needs a different kind of treatment than ordinary materials. You have to know exactly how it works and how to make it strong. So the form is very unique, it is geometrical and clear, the material has a light feel but also warm and friendly.

We’re not a new brand – we started with the first products in 1979, the brand was established in 1985. But the questions that affected us back then are still relevant or becoming even more relevant now: we have to find ways to create products that fit our lifestyle but are also sustainable. We want to be flexible and move places easily, and furniture also means a big amount of material. It means material that is being produced with material and technical resources, carried around and finds an end at some point. Our products are light-weights, are of recycled material, amazingly long-lasting and recyclable in the end. Not only do we put our efforts in making a product that is sustainable, but we also put this effort in the production. We have our own in-house production and distribution and shipping, so we can always control the quality and we can keep ways short. The offcuts of our production are pressed and given back to be recycled again.

Interview with Berit Stange/ Pappmoebel.

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