Red rope is significant in the grand scheme of things. Often seen to acknowledge individual merits at graduation ceremonies, around the necks of those who have traveled as a “Voyageur” through the Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota, or as the terrifying accessory of a woman (in a childhood ghost story book) who wears a red sash around her neck to keep her head on properly. None of the three are stories taken lightly.
Paul & Paula tables. Designed by Matthias Ferwagner. Manufactured by Nils Holger Moormann.
Low End Tables Made in the Alps, Perfect for Modular Living Spaces
For the Paul & Paula tables by Matthias Ferwagner for Nils Holger Moormann’s Bavarian furniture producing company, the red cable stretched taut beneath its gray and black surfaces creates a curious expression as well. Made of a synthetic fiber, the vivid shade of each of the table’s four strings extends from linoleum tabletop to stainless steel leg, creating wide X-like shapes beneath the sibling table counterparts.
On Moormann’s site the 2012 designs are described as if they are sibling pups at the pound, “Paul and Paula – they feel most comfortable as a couple and really shouldn’t be separated, so have a heart and take both of them home.” With Paul listed as the tall, sleek black table and Paula as the small, casual gray, their duality is noteworthy as the tables can be intertwined for a layered look or separated to serve more than one area of a living space.
About the Manufacturer: In the middle of the Alps, the self-taught Nils Holger Moormann, created a furniture manufacturing company in 1982 to serve the movement of the “New German Design” school. Since that time, the company has used mostly unknown designers to create varying works of interesting furniture that are characterized by what they call “innovative characteristics, precise detailed solutions and simple form”. Located in Aschau im Chiemgau of upper Bavaria, the company uses local manufacturing to set their quality apart as a regional design statement that has won numerous international design awards.