W R A P & P E E L
for Kuperus & Gardenier
In collaboration with Dutch brand Kuperus & Gardenier, Oato designed a set of products inspired by Finnish birch plywood as the main material. The set consists of a side table (Wrap) and coat stand (Peel).
Kuperus & Gardenier is known as a traditional woodcrafts company that also executes products for designers and brands like Aldo Bakker and Thomas Eyck (t.e.), and in 2012 started their own collection of products.
WRAP side table & storage bin
The first design we did for Kuperus & Gardenier is the Wrap: A side table and storage bin. The flexibility and thinness of the material inspired us to wrap it like a piece of paper into a bin. The cone-like shape is very strong and provides a very logic way to add a bottom and lid to it, stuck in the shape, secured by wooden pins. Kuperus & Gardenier ‘signed’ the design as craftsmen by adding the birch root stitching to it, making the use of glue redundant.
PEEL coat stand
Our second design for Kuperus & Gardenier comes from the rest material of Finnish birch plywood created by the Wrap. Inspired by the way veneer is created (carving thin strips of wood from a log) we returned the strips to a stem, from which small parts seemed to be peeled to create the coat hooks.
Materials: 2mm Finnish birch plywood, birch root, lacquered MDF.
Color: White, Bordeaux Red, Aubergine, Fresh Green, Steel blue.
Materials: 2mm Finnish birch, 6mm steel powder coated foot.