Gallery: Design Website Groopti Unveils Museum Quality Cardboard Furnit...

Groopti also provides help with product engineering. During the development of the Comic Shelf, one of Groopti's recent successful launches, Groopti's engineers worked with the shelf's designer Oscar Nunez to make sure it would be secure on the wall, while keeping the slim profile design intent. In the Month of January, Groopti will be unveiling four stellar cardboard products, which were the top voted designs from a contest run on the website last fall. These pieces will be Groopti's first collection of products made from cardboard. When we spoke with Groopti about why they choose this material they said it was partially due to cardboard's sustainably (it has 90% recycled content and is 100% recyclable), strength, and design flexibility. Another reason is that the Groopti team was often noticing that cardboard concepts are showing up on independent designer portfolios everywhere, but are hard to find in the marketplace. They are on a mission to try to fix this paradox for the design community.

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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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