Adele Chong

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD LAPTOP CASE

by , 10/12/06

Giles Miller, corregated cardboard furniture, recycling cardboard laptop case, sustainable design, recycled cardboard accessories cardboard fluting, Farm Designs, farmdesigns.co.uk

With the overwhelming number of generic black laptop totes flooding the market these days, it was refreshing to have a close encounter with Giles Miller’s unique Corrugated Cardboard Laptop Case at London’s [re]Design exhibit this fall. Sturdy, stylish, and completely sustainable, the cardboard lining the front of Miller’s tree-loving creation is 100% recycled, and the unique fluting gives its wearer the option to personalize it with custom designs such as one’s initials (or an apple logo — as shown here).


Giles Miller, corregated cardboard furniture, recycling cardboard laptop case, sustainable design, recycled cardboard accessories cardboard fluting, Farm Designs, farmdesigns.co.uk, PSFK fasionPhoto from PSFK fashion

If you are looking for something a little warmer, the case also comes in cosier-looking versions craftily constructed out of old carpet patches.

Feeding off the plethora of potential possibilites that have become available to him via working with sustainable design, the young UK designer primarily focuses his energy on three primary categories of sustainability: using recycled and recyclable materials, using all-natural materials and re-using existing objects and products. Miller showed off a number of other recycled corregated cardboard pieces at the London Design Festival this year, including tables, lamps and room dividers. His simple but brilliant fluting process is what caught our eye and makes this refined work rise above all the other cardboard designers out there.

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  1. HIZIC durotoye isaac June 18, 2013 at 9:13 am

    please i want to know where i can get this and how much

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  3. abhigyna August 28, 2010 at 6:49 am

    designing and colours looks fantastic thank you very much for the information

  4. popo September 12, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Beautiful. Unfortunately, useless without space for power supply and components. Another design that places form above function.

  5. Laptop Sleeves, Skins a... March 19, 2008 at 7:13 am

    [...] Giles Miller’s corrugated cardboard laptop caseSturdy, stylish, and sustainable. This cardboard is 100% recycled. You can also personalize it with custom designs such as one’s initials (or an apple logo — as shown here). [...]

  6. Autodesign » Lapt... March 17, 2008 at 10:49 am

    [...] Giles Miller’s corrugated cardboard laptop caseSturdy, stylish, and sustainable. This cardboard is 100% recycled. You can also personalize it with custom designs such as one’s initials (or an apple logo — as shown here). [...]

  7. Curiobot March 12, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    It seems that we are a little behind in finding this item but we have now added it to our archive. Great find, thanks!

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  9. cheloEmocahet June 30, 2007 at 11:30 pm

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  10. Kenneth Lok May 31, 2007 at 12:50 am

    I love the uniqueness and innovativeness of your designs.

    Maybe we can corroborate and produce your designs for sale here in Asia?

    I’m in the corrugated board business and I’m from the Philippines.

    Cheers!

  11. LEROUX May 16, 2007 at 11:26 pm

    when is this coming out

  12. JT May 5, 2007 at 2:29 am

    NICE!

  13. adriel April 30, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    despite what other posts are here i think this design is wonderful. it gets so boring with all the same laptop bags everywhere you go. It’s nice if someone wants to be different for a change. It seems like a great idea and i think you should continue coming up with them.

  14. Scarlett D&T student April 18, 2007 at 5:23 am

    its 120 or 250 if you want it personalised go to http://www.farmdesigns.co.uk to get the details of ordering and to see more of his designs they’re so innovative and interesting

  15. § Eddie Tomalin April 17, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    where and how much is it gunna cost me to get one?

  16. Kris April 9, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    Cool bag!

  17. Inhabitat » GILES... April 7, 2007 at 6:39 pm

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  18. Javier February 22, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    I love these designs!!! who knew cardboard could be so cool?!?!?!

  19. Rob February 6, 2007 at 1:49 am

    It’s okay. it looks like it my scratch my Macbook. What happens to it in the rain? I love my Pinder THIN case for my MacBook and I’ll stick with it.

  20. archangelos-popa February 4, 2007 at 3:46 am

    Hello, guys!
    What a nice forum.

  21. Jay February 4, 2007 at 2:37 am

    How much is this, and where can I get one?

  22. c. rue February 1, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    hi giles,
    so how do i get one o’ my own?

  23. Jarakeltor January 18, 2007 at 10:32 am

    Bonjour miteinander.

    Wollte mich vorstellen, nettes Forum habe gefunden indem ich nach this gesucht habe.. Und finds ganz interessant hier..

    Salut, Jara

  24. reptilemkz January 11, 2007 at 7:09 am

    Anyone know what that old math problem that shows that basic math doesn’t add up? Something to do with A = B, 2a = 2b, Etc etc… and then at the end you get something funky like a does not equal b?
    Anyone know what that was?

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  26. Lynn December 26, 2006 at 7:50 pm

    Just ran into this post again while I was Googling for laptop bags, since I’m currently looking for one. This one would be really nice if it had any compartments, but as a simple sleeve, I suppose this looks good.

  27. ant_kerd November 22, 2006 at 6:03 am

    So cool idea! I just made some furniture from artboard but…U r really great!!!

  28. danielle November 17, 2006 at 2:34 pm

    Great post, great blog! Giles, great design. I love it!

  29. J-dub November 1, 2006 at 6:07 pm

    where can i buy one?

  30. Laptop Freak October 28, 2006 at 2:53 pm

    This case looks cool but it would be nice to have some space for AC adapter, wireless mouse, USB flashdrive, some CDs, headphones, etc…

  31. recycled October 26, 2006 at 8:40 pm

    This is a great post, I really am enjoying your blog. Just thought I should say you’re doing a great job.

  32. Sean October 26, 2006 at 3:51 am

    so im guessing that a computer guided laser cutter was used? If not, these pieces must take forever to make. Also again with the water resistant thing. There must be some kind of sealer or wax you could put on the cardboard to make it water resistant.

  33. giles miller October 22, 2006 at 5:12 pm

    hi rob in chicago,
    you’re right there is no space for accesories. its really more of a laptop sleeve with a strap!
    thanks

  34. paul haine October 17, 2006 at 1:46 pm

    Perhaps people should just not use it when it’s raining, or likely to rain? Or do you all live in a perpetual monsoon?

  35. rob in chicago October 16, 2006 at 3:06 pm

    Giles, please respond to my earlier comment, thanks:

    rob in chicago Says:
    October 12th, 2006 at 2:26 pm
    Looks nice, but I don’t see any space for power supply, mouse, etc.

    -Is there, in fact, space for accessories?

  36. nelsorp October 16, 2006 at 2:13 am

    the water resistant spray (is it enviromentally friendly) may protect the cardboard from moisture, but what about a downpour, or if someone spills coffee on it while its sitting on a table. your expensive laptop gets soaked (possibly ruined?) i think the higher density cardboard is great for strength, but it needs some better guarantee to protoct the computer from moisture. if that truly is the prototype that is used daily, it does appear to hold up well. i would consider using it, but not until the moisture issue is resolved. perhaps some people don’t take constructive criticism well?

  37. giles miller October 15, 2006 at 10:26 pm

    thanks to everyone for leaving a message about my work. i would just like to point out that this case is coated with water-resistant spray, and also that you can get different grades of cardboard, of which this particular type is highly dense and extremely durable. i have had the prototype (in this picture) and been using it every day for months and it is showing absolutley no signs of wear. perhaps people could be a little more open-minded?

  38. Gui_C October 15, 2006 at 10:07 pm

    Excellent idea!!!

    Really love the texture!

  39. Jared October 13, 2006 at 8:54 pm

    This looks great in the picture but wouldn’t stand up to a week’s worth of use. Why do post like this get run when all they do is distract from the mission of connecting consumers with useful green design?

  40. Bob October 13, 2006 at 9:39 am

    Is that a leather strap? Not PETA bunny cool!

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  42. tim October 12, 2006 at 6:29 pm

    You could add clear packing tape to make it waterproof. Foolish? Maybe not considering the “off the shelf” nature of this product.

  43. James October 12, 2006 at 6:27 pm

    From the looks of the design show it was entered in, the corrugated design doesn’t look like it was considered for functionality. If you’re going to be using one, primarily as a show piece as you amble down Michigan Avenue on a fall weekend day or some such.

    On the other hand, if Giles Miller would produce template kits with the hardware and cutting templates for making one’s own corrugated inserts… the protective inserts could be replace at the user’s whim. Not waterproof (maybe a recycled plastic liner?), but I would think economical. And I would trust the impact resistance of sturdy corrugated over most of the laptop bags I’ve examined….

    Overall the idea has merit.

  44. farf October 12, 2006 at 4:35 pm

    Is that water resistant? If it rains, is it going to melt?

  45. Azzy October 12, 2006 at 4:35 pm

    Nice idea.. very nice. Shouldnt be too hard to fab up another using someing like coroplast (a corrogated plastic board). Not as enviro friendly, but would retain the look and add the possibility to be waterproof.

    That and a collection of the shop scraps for a little while could yeild some nifty looking designs.

    Heck, I would sell the thing as is up there, or as a kit with templates and hardware :)

  46. Adisharr October 12, 2006 at 4:19 pm

    Neat but completely useless to me. How long will this last compared to a standard bag? I’m guessing not very long. Is it really viable to protect a multi-hundred dollar PC with paper?

  47. rob in chicago October 12, 2006 at 2:26 pm

    Looks nice, but I don’t see any space for power supply, mouse, etc.

  48. Maggie van Rooyen October 12, 2006 at 11:01 am

    Excellent!

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