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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]http://vimeo.com/34782192[/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 http://inhabitat.com/curvy-corregated-cardboard-chair/

    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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