- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -
Will Holman Creates Molded Cardboard Chair Inspired by Mid-Century Bent Plywood Furniture
Posted By Mike Chino On October 22, 2012 @ 5:00 pm In green furniture,green Interiors,Reader Submitted Content,Recycled Materials | No Comments
In the middle of the last century, design pioneers like Alvar Aalto  and Charles and Ray Eames  began experimenting with bent plywood. By laminating thin veneers of wood, they were able to make organic curved forms that conformed smoothly to the body. Inspired by these masters, Will Holman  has been working with a similarly humble material – corrugated cardboard . When clamped into a mold and adhered with wheat paste, cardboard can also be molded into curved shapes. These ergonomic panels are light, cheap, and recycled from alley-salvaged moving boxes. Mounted to a plywood frame, the resultant chair is an exercise in economy, utility, honesty, and simplicity.
+ Will Holman 
The article above was written and submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions  carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!
Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/will-holman-creates-molded-cardboard-chair-inspired-by-mid-century-bent-plywood-furniture/
URLs in this post:
 Tweet: http://twitter.com/share
 Share on Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/share
 Email: mailto:?subject=http://inhabitat.com/will-holman-creates-molded-cardboard-chair-inspired-by-mid-century-bent-plywood-furniture/
 Alvar Aalto: http://inhabitat.com/tag/alvar-aalto/
 Charles and Ray Eames: http://inhabitat.com/tag/eames/
 Will Holman: http://objectguerilla.blogspot.com/2012/10/bent-cardboard-ii.html
 corrugated cardboard: http://inhabitat.com/tag/recycled-cardboard/
 see your story on Inhabitat: http://inhabitat.com/submit-story
Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.