American design Studio Donttakethisthewrongway released a product that worked more than a year – the stool is made from 100% cardboard. The innovation lies in the fact that the box is made more resistant to abrasion and humidity.
The Studio calls his invention a chair, but acknowledges that in fact it is “reinterpreted” cardboard box. And, according to the team that worked on a stool, box and so ideal for a seat – there is no need to turn into something else. “Maybe it’s not the best type of chair, but it is quite another,” – said one of the designers Donttakethisthewrongway. “He’s durable, but lightweight, and in fact, always “Packed”, so to transport or send it very easy.”
Every stool Studio creates by hand, cutting and folding the cardboard in the shape of a cube. To strengthen and maintain the shape inside it, set another layer of cardboard. At the top is “cushion” of several layers of corrugated cardboard: it is more soft and steady. After Assembly each stool is left under pressure for 12 hours, the better to glue the wall. Then hand sanded the stools and the floor decals printed with the designation of the parties (not to accidentally sit on the side or the bottom). The last step is to cover the cardboard with water-repellent spray.
The collected cartons are sent with the message: “If you open the box, it will cease to be a chair.” It costs $ 80 without the additional $ 15 for shipping. The Studio promises to send box in another protective box. Also on the website of the Studio you can find other products – for example, bracelets made of electrical wire, a plunger with a long handle, hard disk, hidden in a piece of concrete, and glass with holes.