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Posts tagged as 'cardboard'

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.

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'Radiolarian' sofa by Liam Hopkins

'Radiolarian' sofa by Liam Hopkins

In collaboration with artist Richard Sweeney the Manchaster based designer Liam Hopkins created this range of cargboard furniture. The Honeycomb Sofa and Armchair are released at Interiors 2010 with Designersblock at the NEC Birmingham, 24-27th January 2010.

'Radiolarian' sofa by Liam Hopkins

'Radiolarian' sofa by Liam Hopkins

“The designers constrained themselves to the use of corrugated cardboard sourced locally from John Hargreaves’ factory in Stalybridge, which produces paper from recycled pulp using machinery originally installed in 1910.”

'Radiolarian' sofa by Liam Hopkins

'Radiolarian' sofa by Liam Hopkins

“The design process involved experimentation with columnar forms, which were inspired by structural forms in nature, including a wasp nest and the crystalline bone structure of microscopic sea organisms known as Radiolaria. Computer design techniques were used to generate the form of the furniture using triangular columns, which were oriented to utilise the structural properties of the cardboard. The individual components were extracted from the virtual model to create flat layouts, which were printed to create templates for transfer onto the cardboard- over two thousand components were hand cut and glued together to create the Honeycomb Sofa.”

'Radiolarian' sofa by Liam Hopkins

'Radiolarian' sofa by Liam Hopkins

'Bravais' armchair by Liam Hopkins

'Bravais' armchair by Liam Hopkins

'Bravais' armchair by Liam Hopkins

'Bravais' armchair by Liam Hopkins

to the Liam Hopkins / Lazerian website

Cardboard furniture by Frank Gehry @ Architonic

'Hidden Lines' by Studio JVM

'Hidden Lines' by Studio JVM

The Amsterdam based Studio JVM created this interior design for a newly designed villa that was carved out of a mountain wall in the village of Vals in Switzerland. This special villa, designed by the renowned architectural firm SeARCH in collaboration with Christian Müller architects, has only one visible element which is an elliptical patio, manifest as a circular hole in the steep mountainside. Studio JVM designed a vault like library cabinet made from cardboard.

'Hidden Lines' by Studio JVM

'Hidden Lines' by Studio JVM

'Hidden Lines' by Studio JVM

'Hidden Lines' by Studio JVM

Here is what the architects explain:

By materializing the invisible lines that define the very conditions of this house (the contour of the mountain, and the radials of the patio) a 3-dimensional cardboard matrix is created. Two typical chapel-like volumes are carved from this matrix. The cavities created are the bedroom and bathroom now enveloped by a 3 dimensional library cabinet. The idea was inspired by the medieval painting ‘St. Jerome in his study’ by Antonello da Messina. Like this painting, the cardboard-carved “inverted chapel” becomes an autonomous space, which -like the mountain house-reversed- materializes in the genius loci of the house. Lightweight cardboard sandwich panels were directly CNC-carved from the design files. In 2 days the cardboard space was simply pieced together by the design team.”

'Hidden Lines' by Studio JVM

'Hidden Lines' by Studio JVM

'Hidden Lines' by Studo JVM

'Hidden Lines' by Studo JVM

Inspiration for 'Hidden Lines'

Inspiration for 'Hidden Lines'

Project: Hidden Lines, a cardboard cabinet

Design: Jeroen van Mechelen, Studio JVM (www.studiojvm.nl)

CNC Carving: Nedcam b.v.

Photo’s: B. Mastenbroek & J. van Mechelen

to the Studio JVM website

The architectural framework for an exhibition in Oslo by Fantastic Norway

The architectural framework for an exhibition in Oslo by Fantastic Norway

The Norwegian architects of Fantastic Norway have recently designed the architectural framework for an exhibition in Oslo, displaying young Norwegian design talents. The exhibition open this week end. The installation resembles a large pixilated cloud, constructed by more than 3000 hanging cardboard boxes.

'Cardboard Cloud' by Fantastic Norway

'Cardboard Cloud' by Fantastic Norway

The architects´statement:

‘Being that the exhibition is set to present brand new design objects, we decided to base the architectural concept on the thrill of unpacking. The installation consists of over 3000 hanging cardboard boxes resembling a large pixilated cloud, hovering over the exhibited material. The construction creates a large variety of spaces, from cave like to lifted and open areas, inside the 350m2 exhibition hall. The objects and design concepts are exhibited both inside and outside the boxes.

In an environmental perspective the ambition was to create an exhibition with focus on reuse and low material cost. The cardboard boxes will be recycled at the end of the exhibition, which only leaves wires as leftovers.’

'Cardboard Clouds' by Fantastic Norway

'Cardboard Clouds' by Fantastic Norway

Architectural team: Håkon Matre Aasarød, Erlend Blakstad Haffner, Andrew Jason Linn, Magnus Ohren, Tomos Osmond, Anne Busemann, Mathias Steinbru, Anette Flygansvær, Ingeborg Cappelen Lindheim, Are Fredrik Berg and Håvard Arnhoff, Oscar Quan Lainfiesta

Engineer: Ole Wroldsen

Curator: Benedicte Sunde, Janicke Sæther, Aslag Juell Kristensen, Oscar Quan Lainfiesta

to the Fantastic Norway website

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