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

Tech start-up Groopti, a website that uses crowd sourcing and boutique manufacturing to help emerging designers get new products off the ground, is set to launch a series of bespoke cardboard furniture. We know all too well that the job of a product designer is only about 10 percent pen to paper, and the other 90 percent is testing for business viability, customer desirability, and technical feasibility to get the product made. Groopti aims at breaking down the barriers for designers who want to produce and sell unique home products by helping the concepts make it to the market, while also serving the design aficionados that crave uncommon products, but can't afford showroom prices. Inhabitat will be bringing you exclusive coverage of Groopti's cardboard furniture series, so check back each Monday in January to see their newest release!

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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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