About us

daff: table decoration always interpreted anew

The set table will always be the place where we gather with our friends and family to spend these wonderful hours and moments. That is why it is important to me that we, as a responsible company, are constantly developing and using new, innovative materials and environmentally friendly production techniques to create beautiful things. Being open-minded and creative and, at the same time, uncompromisingly implement our daff standards of quality, design, functionality, and sustainability – that is our philosophy.

Carin Benter, founder of daff

I love colours

daff: Düsseldorf is our home

In our creative workshop in Düsseldorf, our team is constantly looking for new ideas – colours, shapes, materials – for our colourful placemats and coasters. We let ourselves be inspired by nature and our own imagination.

It is crucial that all of our products bear the unique, clear daff signature. We don’t chase after the living trends, we set them. Lean back and let things take their course? No way! We are always on the move to create new and beautiful products for your table.

We are daff.

We are daff.


Placemats and coasters made from recycled plastic bottles (PET)

It takes 5 bottles to create one PET felt placemat. The products made of PET felt are available in many different colours and shapes.


Placemats and coasters made from recycled leather

We create colourful placemats and coasters with Dumbo embossing from leather scraps, which are produced in enormous quantities every day in traditional leather processing.


Placemats made from leather alternative vegan

Our tip for vegans: We make placemats from a non-animal material that feels like nappa leather.

What does daff stand for?

The name daff is a combination of words from domestic affairs and is a registered trademark.

daff: how it all started

Bringing colour to the table, in a clear design, made of practical materials – true to the motto “Colourful is my favourite colour”, company founder Carin Benter launched daff in 2001. So starting in 2001, the first felt placemats, made in Germany from the finest merino wool, were produced and until today are unique in terms of quality, colour, and design.

The daff look was a success and new product groups were quickly added. Today, daff focuses on sustainable and / or vegan materials such as PET felt, recycled leather and LAV (leather alternative vegan) in the production of placemats and coasters.

The daff story – to be continued …