What are your thoughts on this cardboard furniture? Dressers, media centers, beds, tables, desks, shelves — all made of 100% cardboard.
I’ve never seen it in person and I’m having a hard time picturing how sturdy it is, but according to the info I can find, it’s for real and actually very durable. The line of furniture was launched in Australia in 2010, and has recently become available in the U.S. and Canada. The designer is Berlin-based, Hans-Peter Stange, and the pieces ship directly to your home in flats packs. Assembly is required, but no glue or tools.
I was told the pieces are stronger than you need them to be, but also super lightweight because there is no wood or nails — the pieces are light enough that one person could easily move them upstairs or around a room (even the bed). They have a kid-friendly surface that wipes clean, and they can be painted, which can also help waterproof them. And because they’re cardboard, every piece is 100% recyclable.
What do you think? Would you ever try something like this? The have a very industrial-but-temporary look. I’m into the cube shelves, and I think the dresser would be really cool in a teen’s room — or maybe a dorm. But I have mixed feelings about some of the other pieces, and I’m not into the look of the round tables at all. How about you?
By the way, I heard there’s a New York show room — so if you get to see these in person, let us know what they’re like!