PESI's playful DIY cardboard table reinterprets traditional furniture

PESI's playful DIY cardboard table reinterprets traditional furniture


korean design studio PESI (possibility, essential, standpoint, interpretation) collaborates with a local cardboard manufacturing company to create ‘lumber’ — a colorful self-assembly side table collection using simple processed cardboards and ready-made PVC rivets. we worked on our design based on our motto,’ explain the designers, ‘we find new possibilities by reinterpreting an object from our point of view without losing its essentials.’ the table is named after its assembly method; long rectangular modules as the wooden lumber joined by the PVC rivets as the nails.

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‘lumber’ uses simple processed cardboard and ready-made PVC rivets
all photos © design studio PESI



PESI’s objective is to find a new formative language using cardboard furniture. in order to create ‘lumber’, the designers die-cut press the cardboard, a simple production method that processes cardboard, that is then squared like a rectangular lumber and assembled with the PVC rivets. the collection consists of six various types of side tables with different dimensions where different colors and patterns can be freely printed on its surface.

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the product is a self-assembly side table

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it comes in six various dimensions

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different colors and patterns can be painted on to the side table’s surface

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the essential components of the product



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