The cardboard is not at the top of the list when it comes to building materials and furniture. This does not mean, however, that it is not a possible option. You will be amazed at how much it can be transformed and used by discovering this gallery of projects and ideas made with cardboard.
They are certainly very original and unusual. Get inspired by our selection of cardboard furniture from Milan to Hiroshima!
Cardboard furniture: the office of the company Nothing in Amsterdam
The two Dutch creators Joost van Bleiswijk and Alrik Koudenburg were supposed to realize the design of the office of the advertising company Nothing. The big challenge was the small budget and we had to find the most economical and original solution. The entire interior of this office was made at the base of the carton. Everything was cut with a lot of attention and precision. The result: an interior that includes everything needed: desks, tables, shelves, stairs and other items all in cardboard!
Cardboard furniture: design Joost van Bleiswijk and Alrik Koudenburg
The conference room
The cardboard staircase
Small coffee table
Architect Toby Horrocks and designer Kristian Aus have created an interesting concept for Melbourne's "The State of Design" festival with a foldable cardboard interior! It includes five cardboard panels that can be transformed into office , a series of shelves and a lighting device.
Project directed by Toby Horrocks and Kristian Aus
The Trash Cafe is the result of a teamwork of university students in Newcastle, some engineers and architects. It was made at the base of recycled materials, often thrown in the bin where the name of the coffee "trash" comes from ( filth in English). The walls were made of cardboard and the chairs of bottles plastics.
The Trash Cafe
University students take a coffee sitting on cardboard stools
The project " Room in a box "(Room in a cardboard box") is an interesting concept that is especially aimed at low-budget students. This project can be done and undone in 30 minutes and you do not need tools. The box includes all that is needed to live: a desk, a chair, a bed, a dresser, a trash. Itching and itching becomes child's play!
Cardboard room: achievable in 30 minutes
The project "Aesio DTLA" by Brooks + Scarpa is located in Los Angeles in a historic area. The creative team used cylindrical cartons to create partitions and then install shelves. The cement floor is authentic. Materials and styles marry beautifully.
Partitions and cardboard lamp
The Common Kin clothing store changed its conceptual and aesthetic vision in 2014. The Intussen Studio was tasked with the mission of offering a new, original interior. They decided to use the white painted cardboard and combine it with black steel panels. The result: a minimalist interior store, modern and attractive!
The Common Kin store
Original cardboard shelves
The Japanese architect Shigeru Ban created a tea house made entirely of cardboard and paper! The project is titled "Paper Tea House" ( Paper tea house ). The house is more than 5 meters long and inside has a table, four stools and a bench. It can not, of course, be installed outdoors.
The paper tea house
With a surface of more than 800 square meters the interior of this store located in Milan is made at the base of the carton. This project was realized by the design studio A4A .
Shop with cardboard furniture in Milan
Design store in Milan with ecological interior
Yes, it's cardboard!
This store is located in Los Angeles, California, in a shopping district. The DCPP architects realized this interior, simple and captivating at the same time, using recycled cardboard tubes.
Cardboard shelves in a store in Los Angeles
Modern and ecological design
By using the cardboard tubes, the studio Suppose design office created this project for the Karis shopping center located in Hiroshima in Japan. It is a multifunctional space and design.
Karis Shopping Center in Hiroshima
Interior design, modern and elegant made with cardboard tubes
Here is another example of a store with an interior made of cardboard by Urbantainer . The Naver App Square store represents a metal kiosk with cardboard furniture.
Naver App Square
Modern interior, design and eco-friendly by Urbantainer
In fact, you can use cardboard to make furniture even outdoors! Here is the example we brought students Min-Chieh Chen, Dominik Zausinger and Michele Leidi from ETH Zurich . Their project is called Packed and is a pavilion made of cardboard. They used 409 cylinders of different sizes and thicknesses. The pavilion has been made numerically.
Cardboard pavilion realized by three students of ETH Zurich
The pavilion seen from the inside
The artist Paul Coudamy created the design of the interior of this office for an advertising agency located in Paris. The office includes twenty workspaces, several storage and storage, plus a meeting room.
Office in Paris with dark interior and design with cardboard furniture
This welcome desk was produced by ECAA (Edward Cella Art + Architecture). It is practical and with several storage for books and documents.
Office cardboard receipt by ECAA
Karton Group is a company that offers designer cardboard furniture for bedrooms, offices and dining rooms. Everything is done at the base of recycled cardboard.
Cardboard furniture by Karton Group