The Home: Paper Weight

It was the logical next step, but whoever thought it would happen this soon. After paper plates, cutlery and dresses, the ever-expanding paper industry has now moved into furniture.

> In London, Bernard Holdaway's dining table, chairs and desk were the hit of the Ideal Home Show. Made of compressed pulp paper, which is then sprayed with high-gloss enamel, the furniture is strong, washable and more fire-resistant than wood. It comes in 35 pieces, all based on the circle to facilitate production and prevent chipping: the table is clover-leaf-shaped, the desk a split circle. Prices: from $11 for an easy chair...

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