Cardboard Book

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Ginko Press #ad - This amazing new book is packed with examples of the ingenious ways architects, designers, artists, and craftspeople have put cardboard to the test and successfully harnessed its amazing qualities of strength and sound absorption. Projects featured include the conversion of a Paris industrial space into a youthful and dynamic office; a collection of do-it-yourself cardboard furniture for kids; and, a flat packed recyclable Christmas tree that comes with an assortment of cardboard decorations.

Chapters include architecture, art/Installations, Products, Interiors, Furniture, Crafts/Toys and there is an Index of designers and artists. No special tools or skills are required to cut, glue, bend, stack, fold, or tape it. Cardboard! it's low cost, and recyclable, readily available, portable, familiar, but something that's better than all of those qualities put together is the ease with which it can be used.

Cardboard Book #ad - All you need is a keen sense of imagination.

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Outside the Box: Cardboard Design Now

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Black Dog Press #ad - The versatility of the material makes it almost unavoidably ubiquitous, but not necessarily inspiring. The environmental benefits are an encouraging factor for eco-conscious designers and Outside the Box profiles some of these leading designs. Drawing on historical and traditional approaches, outside the Box: Cardboard Design Now charts the medium’s evolution through to modern practices, profiling some of today’s most inspirational and provocative artists and designers working across the fields of art, design and sculpture.

Cardboard is positioned at the forefront of the ecologically-minded, whether by utilising reconstituted recycled material or by the use of off cuts and residue in industrial product manufacture and contemporary design. Examples of these designs with cardboard include; a cardboard wendy-house, designed by Peter Henke at Dutch firm Kidsonroof; pop-out toys and decorations created by A4A; interior design companies who re-articulated card-based storage as elegant, minimal additions to household product design and the internationally renowned, minimalist Japanese retailer Muji which has created products such as cardboard speakers and picture frames.

Outside the Box: Cardboard Design Now #ad - In addition to its potential as a durable material for construction, there is also the sustainable credentials of the material. Among the artists featured is Frank Gehry, whose Vitra-produced corrugated cardboard furniture—utilizing both modern and archaic designs—has received much international acclaim.

As a companion to black dog publishing’s paper: Tear, Rip, Crease, Fold, Outside the Box unpacks the creative possibilities of a material wrongly dismissed as staid and uninspiring. At closer viewing, this is changing and progressing to an altered, contemporary attitude to the possibilities of cardboard’s uses in contemporary design.

From minimalist packaging, children’s toys and decoration to furniture and even small and large-scale interior architecture, cardboard is now being embraced by designers around the globe as a medium with huge potential.

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The Great Book of Cardboard Furniture: Step-by-Step Techniques and Designs

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Schiffer #ad - Packed with 320+ color images and patterns, this guide provides detailed step-by-step techniques for building nine furniture designs, a giraffe-shaped chest of drawers for a child's room, including chic chairs, and an ultra-modern coffee table. Strong, cardboard boxes have all the qualities needed to create functional, easy to work with, durable, economical, and environmentally friendly, and lightweight, furniture for your home and/or office.

And after acquring the basic techniques, use the gallery section to develop your own furniture designs. Everything from lists of materials and tools to laying out, assembling, and finishing the furniture with a variety of paints and materials is included here. This is an ideal home decor how-to book for anyone looking to repurpose cardboard and easily build functional and stylish furniture.

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