2015 – International
COS magazine invited six international enquiring minds to explore the possibilities of a square meter of white paper. Appropriately for a man operating in Dubai, a city whose name is often used as shorthand of opulence, Khalid Shafar has chosen to examine the relationship between luxury and paper.
Whereas white linen table coverings and napkins have become closely associated with fine dining, their paper counterparts are a marker of disposability and fast food. In creating a bespoke table setting that combines bone china and pristine, monogrammed paper, he ponders whether the status of paper in our society can be reconsidered.
‘Table template’ by Khalid Shafar – examining the relationship between luxury and paper