cardboard carpets by wendy plomp
cardboard carpets by wendy plomp cardboard carpets by wendy plomp
apr 16, 2009

cardboard carpets by wendy plomp

message in a box by wendy plomp

cardboard is probably the cheapest industrial packaging material available on the market. any image printed onto this throwaway material turns it into a design object; something that can be spontaneously employed in new applications. for example a disposable carpet that could instantly provide you with a clean space wherever you are… to prolong the lifespan and usefulness of boxes, informative messages or ornate arabesque patterns reminiscent of precious carpets are printed on the inside surfaces.

dutch designer wendy plomp participates in the group exhibition ‘dutch invertuals‘ during milan design week 09. in the exhibition, a group of independent designers from eindhoven, united by their common vision in design, present their latest work. the exhibition has been made possible in collaboration with the italian label verger. the former design academy students explore familiar materials and show them out of their usual context. location: via varese 1, moscova subway station.

various rug shapes of dismantled boxes

making of ‘ message in a box’

making of ‘ message in a box’

limited edition

  • awesome

    really says:
  • Beautiful work 🙂

    A_Flama says:
  • Really surprising and delightful, though I would wish a bit more inventiveness had been shown with the shapes.

    royal creme says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

(2 articles)


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

design news

keep up with our daily and weekly stories
492,668 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample