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Thu 19.1.

imm cologne 2012: ‘Kasaa & Kenno’ cardboard furniture by Showroom Finland (FI)

Posted by Susanne Fritz on 19.01.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

Kenno cardboard chair by Showroom Finland, Design Heikki Ruoho, Photo Kalle Kataila

Showroom Finland’s new ‘Kasaa’ shelf and ‘Kenno’ chair are made of a new kind of recycled cardboard. The sturdy yet lightweight material can be re-recycled as paper; water- based adhesives are used to create its sandwich construction. The material has an appealing feel of warmth and lightness, and it is durable and versatile.

Kenno cardboard chair S and L by Showroom Finland, Design Heikki Ruoho, Photo Kalle Kataila

Designed by Heikki Ruoho, ‘Kenno’ chairs are manufactured by using computer-aided cutter, with little manual work required in the process. Four pieces of cardboard form a robust structure with no need for glue or screws. The series consist of three products: two chairs and a stool. The ‘Kenno’ small (S) chair is perfect for children as it can be personalized by painting or drawing on the surface and then discarded when the child has outgrown it. ‘Kenno’ (L) chair is the version for grown-ups.

Kenno cardboard chair by Showroom Finland, Design Heikki Ruoho, Photo Kalle Kataila

Kenno cardboard chair by Showroom Finland, Design Heikki Ruoho, Photo Kalle Kataila

Kenno cardboard chair by Showroom Finland, Design Heikki Ruoho, Photo Kalle Kataila

With ‘Kasaa’ cardboard shelf by Teemu Järvi, numerous variable combinations can be created with two differently sized units that pile up to form a modular shelving system. Each unit folds up with two flat-packed cardboard sheets without the need for glue or additional fittings.

Kasaa cardboard shelf by Showroom Finland, Design Teemu Järvi, Photo Kalle Kataila

Kasaa cardboard shelf by Showroom Finland, Design Teemu Järvi, Photo Kalle Kataila

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