Cardboard Design

This heavyweight paper becomes a primary material for eco-friendly design
Implications - Cardboard has typically been used for things like food takeout containers, shipping boxes and the like, but over the course of the year, designers have been applying it to everything from architecture to branding. An eco-friendly building material, cardboard is also heavier than ordinary paper, making it more practical for construction and design. The use of cardboard seems to have no bounds, especially as designers and companies get more creative with it.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 122,412 Total Clicks Oct 11 - Feb 12
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Bow-Shaped Branding - Aufschwung Swing Packaging Celebrates the Crescent Form of its Contents
SCORE: 6.9
V. Hot 51,327 Clicks Pub: Nov 13, 11
Bow-Shaped Branding
Aufschwung Swing Packaging Celebrates the Crescent Form of its Contents
More often than not a product is required to conform to the dimensions of a standard size box that in no way represents the true appearance of the item. Aufschwung Swing packaging bore the advantage of… [More]
Prefabricated Playgrounds - The Play Modern Cuba and 2cuba Playhouses are Built With Minimal Tools
SCORE: 6.8
Hot 28,950 Clicks Pub: Nov 4, 11
Prefabricated Playgrounds
The Play Modern Cuba and 2cuba Playhouses are Built With Minimal Tools
The fanciest toys aren't always the ones that keep kids entertained the longest, which is why Play Modern Cuba and 2Cuba decided to use minimalist materials proven to be favorited by kids: cardboard. The… [More]
Luxury Paper Pop-Ups - Hermes + Shigeru Ban Pavilion is an Eco-Friendly Design
SCORE: 6
Hot 21,022 Clicks Pub: Dec 4, 11
Luxury Paper Pop-Ups
Hermes + Shigeru Ban Pavilion is an Eco-Friendly Design
A joint project between the French fashion house Hermes and ecological architect Shigeru Ban, the Hermes + Shigeru Ban Pavilion is a special exhibit part of Tokyo's Design Tide Exhibition. The project… [More]
Completely Recyclable Compartments - The Reinhard Deines 'Dickens' Bookshelf is Sustainably Chic
SCORE: 2.8
Mild 6,663 Clicks Pub: Dec 19, 11
Completely Recyclable Compartments
The Reinhard Deines 'Dickens' Bookshelf is Sustainably Chic
The concept of the Reinhard Deines 'Dickens' bookshelf seems so sleek and simple that it's a wonder why the cardboard creation isn't a standard decor staple. The shelving unit that stands tall with strategically… [More]
Cardboard Coat Hangers - The Memory Hook is Unmatched by Plastic and Metal Racks
SCORE: 4.1
Mild 8,978 Clicks Pub: Oct 6, 11
Cardboard Coat Hangers
The Memory Hook is Unmatched by Plastic and Metal Racks
With a closet full of durable wire, wood and plastic clothes hangers, you may be wondering what the appeal is of the paper-based Memory Hook. Perhaps you might be skeptical of its stability, its longevity… [More]
Cardboard Constructed Interiors - The Bloomberg Meeting Space by Lazerian is Paper-Made
SCORE: 4
Mild 5,472 Clicks Pub: Nov 17, 11
Cardboard Constructed Interiors
The Bloomberg Meeting Space by Lazerian is Paper-Made
The Bloomberg Meeting Space by Lazarian fuses creativity with environmentally conscious design ideals. English designer Liam Hopkins of Lazerian used waste cardboard as a primary material when constructing… [More]