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Make Your Own Cardboard World With the Amazing COOLS Kit

by , 04/14/11

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COOLS Kit is not a new piece of crazy-shaped furniture or recycled cardboard household object – it’s an amazing set of hand-tools with connectors meant for building just about anything you can imagine! On show at this year’s This Way exhibition at the Milan Furniture Fair, this amazing idea comes from Coen Danckmer Voordouw of Studio Danckmer, a recent graduate of Design Academy of Eindhoven.


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So how cool is COOLS? COOLS stands for Cardboard-Tools and encourages kids and grown-ups into designing themselves and thinking outside the box. This amazing Dutch design helps individuals build just anything from simple cardboard, from little stools to sliding airplanes to even an elaborate puppet theatre. Each COOLS set also comes with a handy COOLS-book featuring step-by-step illustrations on how to cut out cardboard figures and connect them for safe and sound structures.

COOLS has the potential to help children develop two and three-dimensional insight, while providing tangible results that build their confidence as they play. Individuals are also encouraged to share their creations with the world by uploading them onto the COOLS website – which funnily enough, it is now under construction.

+ Studio Danckmer

+ Design Academy Eindhoven

+ Milan Furniture Fair

Photos © Studio Danckmer

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  1. leacock May 30, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Good day. I note you mention that you can use the above to build anything. I am interested in finding a airplane kit for training purposes. Is this type of kit available and what is the cost of such a kit.

  2. gwenault December 6, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Hello! I find your concepts very innovative and are good prototypes for interested people who would like to start learning how to make cardboard furnitures. I would like to know if it is possible to buy the COOLS kit online? Thank you very much!

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