Lea Stewart

Pop-Up ReBoard Seating Turns Any Setting Into a Cozy Lounge Space

by , 10/03/11

Ruben der Kinderen, folding furniture, Design Academy Eindhoven, seating, cardboard, eco, sustainable, flat pack, product design

Ruben der Kinderen’s eco-friendly benches and chairs can create the ultimate pop-up lounge practically anywhere you can carry them. A recent graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven, Kinderen focused his graduation project on perfecting transportable eco furniture. The primary material is ReBoard, a high-strength paper board substrate that is durable, ultra-lightweight, and 100% recyclable. Each piece in the series folds flat, making them easy to transport to outdoor concerts, parks, and just about anywhere you please!

Ruben der Kinderen, folding furniture, Design Academy Eindhoven, seating, cardboard, eco, sustainable, flat pack, product design

ReBoard has an internal layer of fluted paper that gives it the strength of MDF, yet it’s more than 5x lighter in weight. It is also moisture resistant, making it a suitable material for temporary outdoor use. Because the outer layers of the board can be printed, Kinderen also imagines that his furniture could be used with adverts or artwork at concerts or festivals.

The cardboard furniture is designed with integrated slots for carrying handles – just fold it up, throw it under your arm, and move the party to a new location! These would also be great for use in your home as temporary seating for parties, since it can be stored flat when not in use.

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