July 8, 2009

Living on a box

The idea of furniture created out of recycled cardboard has been around a while. So where is it and why hasn't it taken off, wonders SpaceTM's Mark?

These designs by Australian Henry Pilcher prove how stylish it can be. Both the lines and construction are as strong as any other modern wood or plastic equivalent. These have eco-credentials and the repetition of a single shape cut out of such a ready material would certainly be cheap to manufacture. The abstracted hints of applied graphics also give the pieces personality and individuality.

Instead of just existing as a minor novelty answer to the environmental question, or as a material experiment by students or designers, someone really needs to take them on as fully realised products. Don't force me to have to try and make some myself.

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