Designing a cardboard chair

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8 Responses to “Designing a cardboard chair”

  1. Art says:

    I would have enjoyed seeing a more aggressively new configuration rather than the standard chair shapes.  This would amplify the uniqueness of the materials used.

  2. Ian Wood says:

    Very cool. “Permanent” may be a bit of overreach, though.

  3. pjcamp says:

    I always cut the pelt off my cardboard first.

    It makes a dandy felt hat.

  4. Olorwen says:

    You might enjoy Chairigami as well: http://www.chairigami.com/our-stuff.html

  5. cdh1971 says:

    Hey Goldstein - 

    The reason your Ikea furniture delaminates is because you don’t believe in it enough! 

    I really hope you don’t have kids!

  6. Thorzdad says:

    Way back in the mists of time, when I was in art school, one of our assignments in materials class was to construct a chair using a single 4×8 sheet of corrugated cardboard. The only rules were the chair had to be constructed using only the single sheet of cardboard (no frameworks like these or other pieces of cardboard) support our own weight, and not use any connectors (tape, staples, etc.) and no glue.

    I used my chair for several years afterward.

  7. Andrea says:

    Cool! I mean, we make furniture out of sawdust (particle board and pressboard), why not cardboard?

  8. Donald Petersen says:

    Years ago I had occasion to visit the upscale home of a certain Hollywood film producer.  In his living room was a six-foot sofa made entirely of loosely-folded and gently-crushed layers of corrugated cardboard.  It was among the most comfortable sofas my ass has been blessed to visit.  Never caught the name of the artist responsible, but I was given to understand that the sofa was by that point several years old, and got more comfortable by the year.

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