Cardboard is a sturdy paper product which can be used as a construction material. The Cardboard Book is a great inspirational resource.
When I was a college exchange student in Mainz, Germany, I took paper course and we built furniture from cardboard. I designed a triangular bedside table that doubled as a waste basket (the top lifted off to reveal the wastebasket underneath). Fast forward a few years and I was living in NYC and invested in a cardboard chair from the MoMA Design Store (click to check out the holiday paper goodies they have in the shop).
I wanted to include something made from cardboard in Playing With Paper and was delighted when I discovered the work of Giles Miller in London. They’ve created this groovy cardboard chair, meant to be used poolside.
Their innovative surfaces really push the limit with cardboard. Check out this folding screen,
and these pendant lamps
Here is another incredible cardboard creation – a functional bicycle. Maybe I’ll see you riding on one of these one day soon!
Izhar cardboard bike project from Giora Kariv on Vimeo.
There are more cardboard wonders on my Pinterest board. What an amazingly versatile material it is.
Have you made or seen anything innovative from cardboard? If so, please share it with me by emailing or leaving me a comment below.
Please share this blog with your paper loving friends. I’ll be offering the first giveaway tomorrow!
About the 25 Days of Paper: I’m going to be a crazy blogger in December, featuring cool paper products, projects, blogs, books, or papers each day. Join in the fun by reading along! I’ll also post links on my FaceBook page. Enjoy the season!