giancarlo zema recycles cardboard to make canyon collection giancarlo zema recycles cardboard to make canyon collection
oct 22, 2013

giancarlo zema recycles cardboard to make canyon collection

giancarlo zema recycles cardboard to make canyon collection

 

 

 

based on the infinite layers of the grand canyon in american, this eco-friendly collection by italian architect giancarlo zema for the origami furniture brand is made from recycled pieces of cardboard. the range consists of a chair, coffee table and lamp, which together form a complete indoor living space. soft and curvaceous shapes reveal cosy niches to keep bags, magazines or small objects. the organic structures help to bring a sense of the outdoors into any environment.

 

 


‘recyclable planet by giancarlo zema’
video courtesy of giancarlo zema

 

 


the organic cardboard furniture is made to resemble the layers of the grand canyon

 

 


the range consists of a chair, coffee table and lamp

 
 


detail of the different layers that make the form

 

 

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.

  • this cardboard may be recycled, i don’t think the common man can afford that much “bee nest cartboard”. I am quite sure this chair costs more in catboard than in lots of other materials.

    arich says:
  • Nice furniture but can you please find another reference other than the “Grand Canyon.” Have you ever been there? Your reference is a real stretch of the imagination.

    Ken Carbone says:

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