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The first piece in their Cardboard Furniture launch is the Conflicted Corrugation chair by graphic designer Jessica Bogart. A Creative Director from New York, who has started a company creating children's e-books and apps, Bogart designed the chair to be a complicated swirling cut passing through many layers of cardboard. Groopti's manufacturing partners use 90% recycled content cardboard, that is cut using an automated process for precision and consistency.

Check out the video below to see the development process for Conflicted Corrugation. [vimeo][/vimeo]
This chair is an example of function and concept colliding" says Bogart. "I started by exploring the idea of a single piece fighting against itself. It interested me to impose such a human emotion on an inanimate object."

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  1. Lea Bogdan January 22, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Hi Domerie! Great comment. I also love Gehry’s cardboard works. The original Wiggle chair is not easy to find these days, but we did run a feature on it a while back that compared the original to fast followers

    Although we have to pay homage to the masters like Ghery, what is nice about Groopti offering is that they have the added twist of a young designer’s perspective, and they half the price of the classics.

    But anyway, good point that you can’t talk about cardboard furniture without acknowledging that Ghery should get a lot of credit for introducing it to the world!

  2. domerie January 11, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I love the sustainabilty and recycled feel of this style of cardboard furniture. I think the designer(s) should tip their hats to Frank Gehry who came up with this idea back in the early 70’s.

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