On June 26th the (smow)blog team befind themselves in Weil am Rhein and a workshop in cardboard furniture production at the Vitra Design Museum.
The plans for our new piece are relatively well advanced, that said we did take the opportunity to check out some of the cardboard furniture on display at this years DMY Berlin. Below a small selection of some of the pieces that especially caught our attention.
Edge Table was the first collaboration between father and son team Cameron and Martin Fry and as such was the product that set UK based liquid design on their way. Based around the classic regency table concept we like its bold structure, confident curves and matter of fact way. The colour scheme isn’t one we would necessarily want in our flat. But we’re experienced enough not to let ourselves be distracted by a dubious colour scheme.
This coffee table and stool combination caught our attention on the “Beanos Aires : City of Design” stand not because we found them especially attractive, we don’t; but rather because we like the way they combine other materials with the cardboard. Not something you see everyday as most designers who work with cardboard aim to make a statement about minimalism and ecology. Again we don’t like the materials they choose to use, but they have definitely aroused our interest in cardboard/non-cardboard combinations.
We’re not sure who created this small foldable cardboard stool that we found at the back of Hanger 5. But it’s fantastic. Lovely form, simple concept and a nice product.
Technically not a cardboard product, but rather an MDF product that only works when you add cardboard. Spar by Ulrich Merz is a storage system specially designed for cardboard fruitboxes. As such it is far beyond all “recycled” cardboard furniture in that there is no extra energy or processing required to create the furniture. You just slot the cardboard box into the rack.
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