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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Cardboard furniture and design. And about what I did from cardboard.



      In 1972 Frank Gehry made design history with a set of furniture made of cardboard. His "wiggle chair" (see the pictures below) of corrugated cardboard with edges made of hardboard is now an icon.
      Cardboard is an amazing material and its possibilities far surpass what we would expect of it, only our imagination is the limit. It's easy to cut, light, endurable and has a nice natural color. Plus of course- it's eco!
     I personally "discovered" cardboard design while studying in Paris, on one of the projects. We went to Lyon for a workshop and with the whole group of about 20 people in 3 days we built a structure - a part of truncated icosahedron) based on computer-designed models we had earlier created (you can see it on the pictures below). Our professor wanted to check the limits of this material. Since that time I look at cardboard with much more respect. 

     Here are examples of what cardboard can do. Some of the furniture is easy to do at home, so try it out! If you're afraid of making furniure try at least a playhouse for a child you know - I am sure it's one of the best gifts a child can get!

Pssst, if you lke the "wiggle chair" I found it's supercute miniature HERE :-)


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My workshops in Lyon, we've almost finished! /photo: Little Miss Architect
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Wiggle Chair, Vitra Museum
cardboard furniture design
Wiggle Chair, Vitra Museum

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cardboard furniture design
cardboard furniture design
www.pacalowski.com

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Leo Kempf Table

cardboard furniture design
Leo Kempf Table

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L'Atelier Cafe, Cluj, Romania

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If you like this table you can make it yourself! CLICK HERE to download the manual.


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Frank Gehry in his office
cardboard playhouse
Playhouses made by abeautifulmess.com


photo references:
leokempf
coroflot.com
apresfurniture.com
abeautifulmess.com
freshome.com



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