Outside the Box: Cardboard Design
Cardboard has fully wiggled out of its boxy stereotype (Frank Gehry's 1971 Wiggle Chair is early evidence) and today plays a role in everything from packaging and product design to furniture and architecture. A new book by London-based Black Dog Publishing released this fall celebrated the corrugated material by featuring it in its many new contexts. Here we take a peak inside the book, Outside the Box: Cardboard Design Now. As author Michael Czerwinski says in the introduction, "cardboard is now fully empowered and primed as a creative medium, design solution, or eco warrior."
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It’s rare to find a fixture that suits tabletop and suspension with equal aplomb, but the Friday lamp, with its multi-faceted blown-glass shade, is an indisputable double threat.
When we were kids, one of the best playthings you could ask for was a giant cardboard box: it was a fort, a spaceship, or just a blank canvas for painting and drawing. The clever folks at Dutch design group Kidsonroof have elevated the form of the humble box, but maintained all of the creative possibilities with the Bo Buro desk + stools. Made out of cardboard, it gives the wee-ones a workspace of their own, but should they tire of its practical uses, it can be easily overturned or reconfigured for more fanciful functions. When the versatile Bo Buro’s met the end of its usefulness inside, it can be thrown into the compost pile or recycling bin outside, which truly makes it the gift that keeps on giving.
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- Maggie’s Centre, an organization dedicated to helping people with cancer and their families, opened their Hong Kong center designed by Frank Gehry on March 7th.
- Don’t be a square; whether out of necessity or aesthetics, these layouts come in all shapes and sizes.
- The late architect David Boone was always one to take his work home with him—he just kept it in the home’s office.
- Los Angeles-based architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa's redesign of the Santa Monica Public Parking Structure is a modern reinterpretation of Frank Gehry's iconic steel mesh design.
- Like cloud formations, Frank Gehry's buildings of the past years makes one imagine forms: perhaps a ship's bow, a ray of light, a Hershey's Kiss, an armadillo eating a Hershey's Kiss.