Emily Pilloton

BLOXES! Modular Cardboard Building System

by , 03/10/08

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One part origami, one part architecture, pure genius, the brand new Bloxes system makes 2-dimensional pieces of interlocking cardboard come to life as expandable and continually adaptable structures. Because they’re so masterfully designed, Bloxes create structures strong enough to stand on, all assembled without tools. So they’re not just for room separating anymore- build a bench, a table, a wall, or even a full room!


Each Bloxes piece measures 9 1/2 inches when assembled, so a pack of 20 will create a 4×5 blox wall that measures close to 3×4 feet. They’re multi-faceted, so you can build in any direction by folding on the pre-scored lines, punch in the eyes at the center, flip a few flaps and stick a few triangle pegs and boom, you’ve got yourself some new furniture.

Bloxes
is a Chicago-run design company owned and run by Andrew Wilson and Aza Raskin. We love the environmentally friendly design possibilities afforded by this ingenious modular cardboard DIY building system.

+ $59.95 for a set of 20 pieces

+ Bloxes.com

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9 Comments

  1. Marameo Design Srl April 27, 2009 at 11:19 am

    It is a pleasure for us to announce that Bloxes now are avaible also in Europe. Marameo Design Srl based in Italy become the licensed dealer fo Bloxes. if you have any question or you need information about it please contact at info@marameodesign.it

  2. 蓬蓬 March 13, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    有才

  3. Bloxes « what we ... March 11, 2008 at 11:21 am

    [...] Now here’s something I would have fun with! Although part of me thinks it’s hilarious that a couple of [...]

  4. bob March 10, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    $60 for a bunch of cardboard

  5. Zero Energy and Green B... March 10, 2008 at 8:05 pm

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  6. M2JL March 10, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    I agree… Still they would totally work as pieces of art.

  7. metis March 10, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    So… adult sized recyclable legos?

    i’m not seeing these as being easy to clean, and as such not too durable….

    fun yes, looking neat yes, do i want some, h4 yes, but why are these green?

    build them out of a product like chloroplast and you could conceivably use them as a wall material, but there are significantly more robust and lower labour items….

  8. Zero Energy and Green B... March 10, 2008 at 11:08 am

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