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The Exchange Tables and Chairs
by Mentsen

The Exchange Tables and Chairs by Mentsen
Photo by Mentsen

Mentsen has created the Exchange Tables and Chairs for The Exchange Erith.

The Exchange tables and chairs were commissioned by and designed for a community-owned organisation, The Exchange Erith, which occupies the beautiful old Carnegie Library in Erith.

Used for different workshops and community events throughout the building, tables had to be stored away on the walls of what was once a magazine room of a library, where the original wooden panels were too damaged.

"The brief of this project was that items were to be made at the Exchange in their workshop by local volunteers," said Mentsen. "Therefore the design consideration had to include the capability of their workshop and the equipment."

This project has been longlisted in the furniture design category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Mentsen for The Exchange Erith
Project: The Exchange Tables and Chairs
Credits: Peter Nutely, Richard Websdale and Caroline Wilkinson

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