Paper, cardboard and papier-mâché are familiar to all of us. They bring back memories of kinder-garden and our first experiences of making things.
Later, whilst at the academy, I experimented with making products out of paper and cardboard. I created a series of cradles out of old boxes that I glued together, initially due to a lack of money and ease, but then out of fascination.
Working with paper and cardboard became second nature in the years that followed, and furniture and objects made from these materials continue to originate from our studios. It is a wonderfully pure and clean production method.
Moooi probably felt that the time was right when they invited Studio Job to create a collection of paper furniture for the general public. Inspired by classic icons but manufactured like modern day furniture, this collection is an ode to classical style and to the material. Monumental and light, transitory and timeless.