Did you even know there’s such a thing as cardboard furniture? Not boxes repurposed into storage modules but actual furniture pieces made of cardboard. It may sound strange but such furniture pieces can be very useful in certain situations and in a lot of different ways. You can think of it as temporary furniture for students’ dorm rooms, rented spaces or for those periods prior to renovations of spaces. Some designs are so complex and well thought-through that you can even include them in your permanent home. So there it is, cardboard furniture and some of its uses. How, where and when would you use any of the following products?
Despite being made of cardboard, these square modules are very strong and durable and they can be used to store a lot of things from books to decorations, files and pretty much anything else you’d normally put on a shelf or in a bookcase. They can be combined into units and they come in sets of four.
The Brix shelves are quite similar in the sense that they’re storage modules made of cardboard. They’re rectangular in shape and they have interlocking edges with allows them to be safely stacked and organized into bigger units. They’re made of high-strength cardboard and can support more than 40 pounds of weight.
Flexibility is important in the offices of today and Refold is a project that proposes an interesting idea in this sense. It’s a standing desk that of cardboard. It can be easily installed and then disassembled and it’s the type of desk that can adapt to pretty much any work environment, allowing the user to interact and collaborate with others in a comfortable and professional manner.
Cardboard chairs also exist. One example is Kraftwerk, a chair made of 4 mm cardboard. It’s designed by Tom de Vrieze and it’s surprisingly strong and durable. It has a sleek and sculptural form and it’s filled with polyurethane expansion form which increases its durability.
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