Wrap / 2013
Side table & Storage bin - 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.
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.