SODO - SOPA designs furniture set made entirely from upcycled cardboard
 

SODO - SOPA designs furniture set made entirely from upcycled cardboard

SODO – SOPA presents ‘serif + sero’ – a modular and stackable coffee table series that aims to promote the upcycling and repurposing of cardboard packaging. for this project, the sydney based design studio wanted to introduce flexibility in function and form for the everyday coffee lover using only repurposed cardboard as a material. the assembly involves a series of cuts, scores, flips and folds before locking into place. the set is available in either square or circular forms offering options of a simple or more challenging assembly.

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the design was inspired by a previous project that the studio worked on, where they constructed a completely upcycled cardboard installation for the public with 1,800 hand cut modules that were sourced from thrown out cardboard. the proposal allowed for a platform that the public could shape and mould, creating different spatial experiences throughout the day and designed collectively. the project was awarded first place and the president’s choice.

SODO - SOPA designs furniture set made entirely from upcycled cardboard designboom

serif + sero

 

 

electronics companies use thick, corrugated cardboard boxes for shipping to properly protect the goods inside. these boxes often end up as waste, as the size and weight of the cardboard boxes mean they are difficult to recycle in an average household, which contributes to around 90 billion tons of cardboard and paper being discarded every year in the us alone. additionally, another good reason to avoid sending cardboard to landfill is that it decomposes and generates methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is harmful to the environment.

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the studio aims to begin prototyping additional designs with fabricators before releasing it as an open-source design, available to anyone that can gather cardboard. through this, they hope to promote upcycling to the everyday resident and reduce waste one household at a time, proving that anyone can contribute towards a circular economy.

SODO - SOPA designs furniture set made entirely from upcycled cardboard designboom

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SODO - SOPA designs furniture set made entirely from upcycled cardboard designboom

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SODO - SOPA designs furniture set made entirely from upcycled cardboard designboom 

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SODO - SOPA designs furniture set made entirely from upcycled cardboard designboom

concept sketch

SODO - SOPA designs furniture set made entirely from upcycled cardboard designboom

drawings

SODO - SOPA designs furniture set made entirely from upcycled cardboard designboom

assembly axonometric

SODO - SOPA designs furniture set made entirely from upcycled cardboard designboom

serif + sero stacked

 

 

project info:

 

project name: serif + sero

design: SODO – SOPA

 

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.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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