Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday Treasures - Cardboard Creations

Back...13 yrs ago... when I was in my first year of a degree in Interior Architecture, we were presented with a large sheet of corrugated cardboard and asked to design and construct a chair for someone famous that would hold up under an 80kg (176lb) weight.  Architects had been designing cardboard furniture why couldn't a bunch of budding architects and interior designers also do the same?

Frank Gehry's Wiggle Side Chair - layer upon layer of compressed corrugated cardboard.
Image from ArchiThings

Flash forward those thirteen years, add a serious web browsing addiction and have a look at what I stumbled across the other day...

 Cardboard play kitchen

Cardboard play washer and dryer
 Images from Fortytworoads

Fortytworoads have designed these gorgeous household play items that are constructed entirely of cardboard.  Anna will supply you with the instructions to create your own cardboard masterpieces, you'll be helping the environment and not cluttering up your house with brightly coloured plastic!  Oh, and your kids could even draw on this furniture without getting into trouble!  Everyone's a winner!

1 comment:

  1. they're SO cool! Thanks, will check them out now. I have a 3 year old nephew who is so into cleanliness - he would love that washer and dryer.


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