For The Cardboard Lover

No more pretending! Everyone knows that every person has used cardboard boxes for tables, chairs, shelves, tv stands, et-cetera. Tim Brown does not deny this. He makes it O.K. for everyone to keep a full house of cardboard goodness. Each Idea* product is a cardboard construction which opens and constructs into itself, creating the shelf or chair or whatever it says it is on the box. The box is what it is!

Tim Brown, the cardboard master, has this to say about his design/ “Idea* is a self-initiated final year student project, commenting on the value of waste packaging and the perception of contents. Each box claims to contain a product, but instead can be deconstructed and reconstructed inside out to become its intended contents. After construction it forms a functional product and also a memorable reminder of how little we appreciate the bland, brown cardboard box.”

Speaking as a person who does use cardboard boxes as end-tables, I must say I wouldn’t mind this cardboard bookshelf at the end of my living room. It’d look quite nice, and I’m sure it’s extremely easy to transport as well. Also I wouldn’t mind a cardboard display shelf for my collection of [CardBoy] toys. Fresh.

Designer: Tim Brown

22 Comments

  • Robert says:

    Love the idea; hate the fake printed wood grain. Here is a case for inventing a printed surface that is itself, not a bad imitation of spiral-cut plywood, which is ugly in itself, even when it is actual wood veneer.

  • zippyflounder says:

    ummm so the shipping cost( lots of dead volume) exceed the product cost…..naw just make it kd and be done with it.

  • kels says:

    You killed his bandwidth!

  • Brian says:

    If I had to use boxes instead of regular furniture (which I have never done btw), I’d rather use the regular boxes instead of these – this is really ugly!

  • anne says:

    love the idea, hate the wood grain. honesty in materials, anyone?

  • halfway there says:

    You’re halfway there. the idea is great, but wow you executed poorly.
    Your problem – the wood print

    the cardboard should showcase itself as cardboard, not jokingly pose as wood

  • Abowlibia says:

    Nothing seems to be easier than seeing someone whom you can help but not helping.
    I suggest we start giving it a try. Give love to the ones that need it.
    God will appreciate it.

  • rdezigner says:

    huhuuhuhuh i love the idea, but… the front in wood? why???

  • Ligcruini says:

    незаконнорожденным и вырастет, быть может, таким же негодяем, как его отец,
    мои пальцы невольно сдавили его горло…”
    Статистика показывает, что число детоубийств находится в обратном
    отношении к числу незаконных рождений, т.е., другими словами, там, где
    последние, будучи более редким явлением, наказываются строже, детоубийства

  • Ligcruini says:

    незаконнорожденным и вырастет, быть может, таким же негодяем, как его отец,
    мои пальцы невольно сдавили его горло…”
    Статистика показывает, что число детоубийств находится в обратном
    отношении к числу незаконных рождений, т.е., другими словами, там, где
    последние, будучи более редким явлением, наказываются строже, детоубийства

  • Cristina says:

    Love the idea. Love the wood print.
    Why? Because its a piece of art. A one of a kind. It could have any print and still be completely badass. All you people who openly say you hate it as if your opinion matters on a finished piece are spoiled princesses.

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