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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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9 Featured, 79 Examples:
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Date Range:
Oct 11 — Feb 12
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Featured Examples

Bow-Shaped Branding
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
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
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
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
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
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... MORE
Cardboard Cat Houses
Cardboard Cat Houses
The Kitty Dome is a Sustainable Space for Your Furry Feline
When shopping for your beloved cat, the Kitty Dome offers a comfortable and secure shelter that also boasts environmental benefits. Made from industrial-strength cardboard, the Kitty Dome is easily set… MORE
Cardboard Churches
Cardboard Churches
The 1864 Cathedral in New Zealand Will Be Rebuilt Out of Cardboard
The 1864 Cathedral has stood at the zenith of Christchurch, New Zealand for almost 150 years. But this past February, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake ripped through the small island nation and delivered considerable… MORE
Upcycled Festive Tannenbaums
Upcycled Festive Tannenbaums
A 'Makedo Kit' Will Help You Create a Cardboard Christmas Tree
If a Charlie Brown Christmas tree is your only option this holiday season, you may want to consider this clever cardboard Christmas tree crafted using old boxes and a 'Makedo KIT for THREE'. With a little… MORE

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