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Paper Table / Dinning Table

Paper Table

iF concept design award 2008

iF concept design award 2008

This concept originates in the Taiwanese local culture. At local restaurants they often use plastic bags as a replacement of tablecloth to cover the tables. After the meal the top bag is folded and thrown away. No wiping or extra cleaning is necessary. Therefore, I transferred this idea and designed a dinning table called Paper Table. This is a table, where a pile of waterproof paper napkin and other metal parts are installed on top. After usage the paper napkin can be torn off and another clean napkin is available for the next customer. No more ugly plastic bags! The changeable paper and metal containers can be suited for every restaurant style. The jury: smart and practical design.


National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu

Chiao Tung University
Institute of Applied Arts
Hsinchu, Taiwan

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National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu

Yu-Chiao Wang
Hsinchu, Taiwan

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