Marco Campardo’s new collection upcycles Alpi’s wooden scraps


Discarted wood sheets by Italian company Alpi become a new beginning for the limited edition production designed by Marco Campardo for Seeds gallery, a series of coffee tables and stools that combines spontaneous assembly and careful manual finishing.  

Can a designer represent, even on a small scale, the last link in a fully circular production chain? For the George collection, designer Marco Campardo collaborates with the wooden company Alpi for the production of a limited-edition collection of tables, coffee tables and stools distributed by the London gallery Seeds.

Unusable for marketing purposes and therefore destined for disposal, Alpi's waste slabs are manually glued one on top of the other and then cut to assemble a series of pieces, each one different in shape and size, favouring a spontaneous construction of shapes and volumes also through the combination of new textures. The chiselled thickness of the edges of the slabs - a tribute to George Nakashima in Campardo's intentions - not only imposes itself as a decorative preciousness, but also highlights the manufacturing process, showing how a product created to cover a surface can be transformed into a structural material.

George Collection
Marco Campardo

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