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dan goldstein: the re ply
oct 25, 2012
dan goldstein: the re ply


‘the re-ply’ by dan goldstein

at best, a cardboard box is reused several times before being recycled. rarely, if ever, is it upcycled. san francisco-based designer
dan goldstein has discovered a way to make cardboard, a plentiful, nearly free resource, strong enough for permanent furniture.

the re-ply uses a molding technique to shape 4 plys of cardboard (which can come from clean used boxes) into a comfortable,
strong shell.

boxes are collected, stacked, cut, and laminated before attaching to a steel base with two bolts. these bolts also hold the fold in
the chair, and allow it to rock – all in one movement. every element of the design emerges from multiple functions. the concept
comes from thinking of the material as paper. the conception demonstrates a very low eco-footprint as well, as it is made primarily
from up-cycled cardboard, uses minimal hardware and can be completely recycled.

the re-ply is currently seeking funding on kickstarter.


rear view


the triangular frame allows the chair to gently rock

 
the re-ply in plush faux fur

 
the re-ply in luxurious thick felt

 
the re-ply in use


the re-ply can be printed on with custom graphics


no less than three materials and a dozen designs were tested for the base alone


elevations


the re-ply reclines to accommodate a range of activities

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication.
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