designboom book report: cardboard book
designboom book report: cardboard book designboom book report: cardboard book
dec 03, 2010

designboom book report: cardboard book

‘rip curl canyon’ by ball-nogues studio is an imagined landscape where ‘land and water collide’

editor: narelle yabuka publisher: an\b editions language: english year: 2010 size: 320 pages, 180mm x 200mm x 27mm isbn: 978-981-08-6475-0


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cardboard is a cheap, readily available, familiar, portable, and recyclable material, but what makes it particularly egalitarian is the ease with which it can be used.

content                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cardboard is not a new or innovative material, nor are designs made from the readily available material particularly rare. however, this book showcases a range of cardboard projects from around the globe that demonstrate the many forms and outputs possible through the use of this humble material. broken into categories of: architecture and interior design, furniture and lighting, products, art and installations and toys, the featured projects include works by shigeru ban, work architecture company, ball-nogues studio, wendy plomp…

an outline of how paperboard and corrugated board are made, along with a section of cardboard resources are also included.

is it for me? if you are interested in the radical use of material and the exploration of forms and stability of cardboard, this book is for you. the illustrations and descriptions of each project allow you to gain an understanding of the concept and process behind each project.

‘cardboard sculptures’ by chris gilmour are intricate, life-sized replicas of everyday objects see more here

‘paper bridge’ by shigeru ban architects the twenty-two meter long temporary bridge was designed to mirror the dimensions of its neighboring bridge, the historical pont du gard

‘message in a box’ by wendy plomp cardboard boxes were transformed in to ornate arabesque ‘carpets’ with silkscreening see more here

‘eco coffins’ by eco coffins

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