Do the creative wonders ever cease with innovative cardboard furniture design? Australia-based company Karton Group certainly doesn’t think so, and they’ve got complete bedroom suites, office layouts, and dining rooms made of the brown stuff to prove it. The lightweight line is comprised of flat packed, recycled and recyclable cardboard, and provides a cool alternative to conventional furniture.
In the bedroom, the versatile Paperpedic Bed with built in storage drawers is perfect for keeping things tidy. It transforms from a single bed to a large king in minutes, and Karton claims that this bed can even sleep up to ten people – comfortably. In the office, sturdy load bearing book shelves can be configured every which way, and meetings can be held sitting atop cardboard stools around the long Chairman’s table – making it the perfect “board” room meeting surface in more ways than one. You can even serve your fair trade organic coffee at the cardboard Barista’s table.
The entire Karton furniture range is made from a mix of virgin and recycled cardboard, and many of you will be pleased to hear no allen keys or screws are required for assembly. Instead it is a matter of folding and slotting pieces together, to make a sturdy but lightweight furniture range that can be flat packed again for use at a later time. The designer in you is in for a treat too, as each piece provides the perfect blank canvas for you to decorate to your heart’s content. Whilst it is unlikely you will see this range within the walls of Buckingham Palace, it does provide an economical and functional alternative to cheap plastic and poor quality furnishings. What do you think? Would you furnish your home or office with cardboard furniture?
Via State of Green