cardboard-fold-chair

We were researching the idea of making cardboard prototypes of ideas we have for furniture when we stumbled upon a series of designs, with pictures of folded cardboard furniture at DesignBoom. They are easily copy-able and stimulate thinking of cardboard furniture possibilities. Our favorite is this lovely “folding chair”/stool/side table designed by Carine Imhof:

“Kui-Kui is a folding chair made out of a single piece of carboard…and a stick of wood serves the purpose of holding the stool together. By folding the flat cardboard as seen in the following pictures, you obtain the necessary rigidity to make a square-stool…The square form is given from the folding processes. This stool is light, easy to build, and can be made in different colors.”

We’re thinking a chopstick might work become the “stick of wood” that secures the folded cardboard…

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