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cardboard folders

out now!
THE OFFICIAL 'HOW TO BUILD A CARDBOARD CHAIR' GUIDE !
excerpts from designboom's folding chairs competition, judged in summer 2003. (see info)
folding/unfolding designs / turn cardboard into a seat,
cutouts, folded, lifesize standups and becoming flat again.
enjoy!


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title: POT
# : 967
name : TOMOKO KOIKE
gender : female
age : 30
city :  copenhagen
state : denmark




designer's comment :
the 'pot' seat is foldable, stackable and transportable. to make a seat, it is opened up and folds up.
to store at public use, they are stacked. to take a seat with us, it is fold down to grasp through the hole,
and the flat seats suit to ship from a factory, as well. It is made in carton board, glue and a piece of velcro.
simple construction and the recyclable material bring this into production easily. graphic patterns are available.






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title: YOC (YOUR OWN CHAIR)
# : 469
name : JOHAN CARLSSON
gender : male
age : 31
city :  copenhagen
state : denmark





designer's comment :
YOC is designed for being in the city walking. In the urban landscape less public space are provided for sitting down.
public benches are being moved away or replaced with a 'leaning pole' but the need of sitting down remains.
YOC serves both as a carrying bag and as a stool to be used while rambling, shopping, waiting or
when ever you want to sit down.
the stool is folded out of coated fibreboard and can be flattened when not in use.






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title: POT
# : 684
name : LUISA MARTINS at ESTUDIO MOG.
gender : female
age : 24
city : sabugo, almargem do bispo
state : portugal




designer's comment :
from the plane came dah chair. from a rigid grooved cardboard sheet, opponent folds and contrary
directions to the forces given by the cardboard’s grooves, we got a geometric shape that,
unlikely what it seems, becomes stability, comfort and right angles for a resting chair.
three pieces and three moves allow its setting revealing an absent internal structure or such internal one
– inside the grooved cardboard own thickness. two pieces fix two details which come from folding plaits.
we chose rigid grooved cardboard because it folds, it’s strong, it’s recyclable and it lasts as long as a trend.
It’s 100% folded chair!
(photos and graphic design by laurinda lee and nuno rodrigues at estúdio mog).






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title: POPSIT
# : 863
name : SERGEJ GERASIMENKO returdesign
gender : male
age : 38
city :  stockholm
state : sweden




designer's comment :
dear designboom!
this is my little contribution to folding chair competition.
this chair made of one piece of corrugated/laminated cardboard!
amazing but it works, pretty comfortable at parties, working name 'popsit'.
hope you will be the first to discover it and bring it to masses!






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title: PE¯K
# : 155
name : DONNA PIACENZA
gender : female
age : 26
city :  chicago,
state : usa




designer's comment :
inspiration:
traditionally, folding chairs are composed of several parts that hinge together contracting to allow flat storage and expanding
to provide a structural chair. this exercise encouraged me to re-examine the word 'fold' which fundamentally means to crease or bend material. the literal folding of one piece of material to achieve maximum structure and comfort is the essence of pe¯k.

function:
made of 1.6mm thick polypropylene, pe¯k is laser cut from one sheet requiring no injection mold tooling for manufacturing. the integrated living hinges allow the material to fold and create the seat. once folded, interlocking tabs secure the chair in place. pe¯k can be stored by stacking flat units horizontally or hanging by the handle cutout. chairs may carried either flat or folded with several nested together.






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title: CHOOL
# : 503
name : STEPHEN LINDSAY
gender : male
age : 24
city : toronto
state : canada




designer's comment :
chool is capable of holding 180 pounds - possibly more, in its carboard form but can also be constructed in a variety of materials
and finishes such as....aluminium, steel, plywood and sheet plastic. It's seat stands 15' from the ground, is easily transported
or shipped in it's flatpacked form and is 100% fully recycleable -hopefully in a 'back to base' production process.


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