Cardboard furniture is nothing new -- it has come in many shapes and forms over the last couple of years -- yet there is something about Our Paper Life that sets it apart. Not only does Our Paper Life offer sustainable, eco-friendly pieces at a low cost, they actually look like typical, albeit basic, dorm room furniture. The desk and shelf designs don't look like they were crafted out of cardboard, and there are no unnecessary embellishments to make them stand out.
Founded and designed by recent Ontario University graduates Geoff Christou and Chris Porteous, Our Paper Life specifically targets Canadian students living the dorm life. At only $20 apiece, the desk and shelf are water resistant, lightweight, flatpacked and can be assembled with the use of any tools.