Barnacle Side Table - Vepa

Barnacle Side Table

Barnacle Side Table

More than just furniture 

With this beautiful side table, the Signature Collection of Plastic Whale by Vepa is now complete!

The video explains the history of this beautiful furniture and the development of Plastic Whale by Vepa. 

The side tables get their shape from the barnacles found on a whale’s skin. Like the barnacles these side tables contain six angles and are available in different versions.

The Barnacle Side Tables are available in two version: high and low. PET Felt is available in dark grey and light grey. 

The Side Table is made from sustainable and recycled materials.

Interested in other products made from Amsterdam canal plastic? Our Barnacle Side Tables are part of the Plastic Whale by Vepa collection including the Whale Boardroom TableWhale Tail Chairthe Barnacle Lamps and Whale Panels.

Beautiful combinations

The Barnacle Side Tables are ideal to create a meeting place together with the Whale Tail Chair.

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Product specifications


  • Felt consists for 100% of recycled PET bottles
  • Sizes: high and low
  • Steel base provides Felt-stability
  • Felt is REACH and RoHS compliant
  • Designed by LAMA concept
  • Sheet steel base finished with environmental friendly, solvent-free black powder coat
  • Side table high is made from 80 recycled PET bottles and for the ‘low-version’ we use 123 recycled PET bottles


  • Oeko-Tex certified PET-felt (4 mm)
  • Name tags on the side are pressed PET bottle caps
  • The table top is made from recycled plastic (LPDE, PA and PP) in black and white, recycled solid core (anthracite) or sheet steel
  • The recycled solid core table top is oiled with linseed oil
  • Table top of sheet steel: according to Vepa colour charts ‘Epoxy and lacquer’
  • Sheet steel is lasered with whale
  • Aluminum blind rivets


  • Side table high – 441 x 504 mm
  • Side table low – 320 x 945 mm

Table top

  • Recycled plastic (LPDE, PA and PP) in black and white  (12 mm)
  • Sheet steel with lasered whale (2 mm)
  • Recycled anthracite volkern  (12 mm)


  • dark grey
  • light grey
Epoxy and lacquer

Epoxy and lacquer COREcollection

Epoxy and lacquer TRENDcollection

ISO 9001 – EN

ISO 14001 – EN



Plastic Whale by Vepa

Barnacle Side Tables

The Barnacle Side Tables are designed, developed and produced in Holland.

Made in Holland: Vepa distinguishes itself by producing everything in its own facilities in the Netherlands. Our own wood, sheet steel, tubular steel, powder coating, wood spray, upholstery and final assembly departments form a complete production circle within a single company. By producing close to the sales market we keep distances small and CO2 emissions minimal.

LCA: By using independent LCAs (life cycle analysis) we reveal the environmental impact of a product. In product development we can greatly improve later designs by carrying out an LCA in the initial phase. In addition, an LCA also provides insight into the main factors responsible for the environmental damage. We then use these factors as starting points for redesign or as focal points for improvement. The LCAs are carried out in accordance with ISO 14044.

FSC® and PEFC™: Vepa only uses certified wood. The FSC® and PEFC™ labels stand for responsible and sustainable forest management. Responsible forest management meets three criteria: it takes account of the environment, respects social aspects (such as the rights of local communities and forest workers) and is economically viable. Moreover, wood is the number one bio-based resource by nature.

TPAC (Timber Procurement Assessment Committee): Timber to be supplied or timber processed in products to be supplied must comply with the Dutch Procurement Criteria for Timber according to the Socially Responsible Procurement criteria. FSC® and PEFC™ are both systems that have been approved by the Dutch state secretary.

SRP criteria: Vepa complies with the SRP criteria drawn up by the central government. The national criteria for socially responsible procurement (SRP) for office furniture are available via the SRP criteria tool (

Plastic fishing on the Amsterdam canals: Every year, thousands of people roll-up their sleeves and take to the Amsterdam canals to come plastic fishing with Plastic Whale. Businesses come fishing with their teams, citizens join the public events, kids learn about the plastic soup and tourists experience the city in a complete different way. They all want to make the world a better, cleaner place and support Plastic Whale’s mission for plastic-free waters.


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