our paper life: cardboard furniture for students our paper life: cardboard furniture for students
sep 03, 2011

our paper life: cardboard furniture for students

‘our paper life’ by geoff christou and chris porteous all images courtesy our paper life

having been frustrated as students with essential but often expensive furnishings, two recent canadian graduates geoff christou and chris porteous have launched our paper life, a line of low-cost furniture that is constructed out of 95% post-consumer recycled cardboard. the pieces have been conceived to meet a very affordable price and require no tools or glue to assemble together.

currently, the line offers a free-standing shelf unit and desk model that have been respectively tested to hold 138 and 160 pounds of mass. free of formaldehyde or VOC’s, the pieces stick to a cradle-to-cradle system and are curbside recyclable at the end of their use. both designs are shipped flat-packed and take minutes to put together. 

shelf unit

desk surface

flat-packed design

scaled model

weight test

multiple uses and functions

  • Amazing!

    Zak says:
  • Incredibly practical and simple!

    langer says:
  • These wouldn’t last long in my parties…

    fyi says:
  • great solution

    erika says:
  • just don’t spill your coffee.

    wpgmb says:
  • this is GENIUS… no need to worry about a deposit when its all cardboard.

    Alex says:
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE

    ipaddress says:
  • Sorry but with a design like this it makes much more sense to publish instructions to build the furniture yourself.

    angry says:
  • Waterproof sticker/coating may help…

    David says:

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