cardboard office + furniture (+ where to buy cardboard)

Tara Mann alerted us to Mashable’s slide show of unusual offices. We especially like this impromtu cardboard office designed by Paul Coudamy, who cleverly used corrugated cardboard as walls and shelves (more photos follow). Of course we instantly started hunting down that really thick cardboard that’s so perfect for making furniture like this chaise…

…And found all sorts of possibilities at Uline, one of our favorite catalogues (great bedtime reading!), in the “corrugated pad” section. The stuff we want is called “Honeycomb Void Fill” and it comes in sheets up to 4 x 8 feet and 1 or 2 inches thick. We haven’t yet explored how they ship it…nor actually what we’d make out of it…

We just love knowing it’s there.

Thanks Tara!

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2 Responses to cardboard office + furniture (+ where to buy cardboard)

  1. shytana cromwell 04.07.2012 at 9:08pm #

    where can i buy a cardboard bookshelve??

  2. Sally 04.08.2012 at 8:22pm #

    I don’t know of any cardboard bookshelves that are available per se. But you can MAKE cardboard shelves using cardboard boxes or the thick corrugated cardboard we featured in the post. If you check out Related Posts at the bottom, you’ll find links to the many cardboard furniture and shelving creations we’ve featured, with lots of info about how to go about making them yourself.

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