dan goldstein: the re ply 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. see more project submissions from our readers here

  • Now this shows the thought process and adaptaility, I like the ability to texturize and re survace.
    however take a look at the metal too close to the feet and front edge of the seat, i now it is for stability but maybe a tie bar that is a foot rest would help give the trip hazz a function and make it more predominant trate with a function.

    good job with the process, i was concerned at first look without the coverings, or thought process.

    impressed says:
  • I like it

    SPE says:
  • Gosh- cardboard..it seems if it\’s become a springboard for attention.. but everyone seems 2 B forgetting that it\’s been around for a long time, long B4 green became the \”fashion\”–see \”Hobo art.\” There\’s a student in Vancouver BC that\’s been making cardboard furniture for at least 10 years, and I saw an exhibition of useable cardboard furniture (sans beds) at the Arts & Crafts Museum in Vancouver maybe 15 years ago-Fuck, it\’s getting annoying, Just make the chair, we get it….

    Pasha says:

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