At this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, IED Barcelona and Madrid showcased student work that stood out for their social impact and eco-friendly materials. Sandra Cabello’s cardboard storage was one the star designs of the show, and it focused in on using a minimal amount of material to store what looks like more than its fair share of goods. An eco-friendly take on the traditional cupboard and room divider, this cool and simple design uses fewer trees and takes a quirky approach to everyday storage.

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Designed as a room divider for a shared home, its holes prevent it becoming a barrier to dialogue, and in fact help keep people informed.

Sandra says “The holes left by these objects when taken away, talk with users, expressing what’s happening in the home at a particular time.”

After seeing the recent IMISS launch, we’re happy to see more designers catching on to the potential of cardboard.

+ Sandra Cabello