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Papirstein
by Poppy Lawman Studio

Joint detail of Papirstein
Sara Angelica Spilling

Poppy Lawman Studio has created a chair using compressed spruce paper pulp, which can be coloured with rosehip ink.

The chair has been created in collaboration with 122-year-old paper mill Hellefoss Paper in Hokksund, Norway.

Historically, Norway's largest industry has been the exportation and production of paper pulp from its expansive coniferous forests. This responsible, recyclable, biodegradable and highly-renewable material is the basis of the compressed paper pulp chair.

The high compression technique used is a common industrial technique known primarily for packaging purposes.

Papirstein explores using this technique to create a strong, moldable, sustainable material to promote alternative ideas of furniture production based on circular thinking.


This project has been longlisted in the seating design project category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Designer: Poppy Lawman Studio
Project: Papirstein

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