tom de vrieze: 'kraftwerk' cardboard chair
tom de vrieze: 'kraftwerk' cardboard chair tom de vrieze: 'kraftwerk' cardboard chair
mar 18, 2009

tom de vrieze: 'kraftwerk' cardboard chair

‘kraftwerk’ chair by tom de vrieze

‘kraftwerk’ is a cardboard chair that has been created by designer tom de vrieze. the chair uses only 4 mm cardboard thickness and is filled with polyurethane expansion foam.its name arises from the use of cardboard and kraftpaper-tape.

tom de vrieze explains his design process –

first i tried to work with internal structures, without using foam, but the unfolding patterns became to complex for DIY-builders. i agree, not absolutely envirnoment friendly due to the expansion foam but more durable and stronger than some other cardboard chairs. most cardboard chairs are using larger thicknesses (and/)or are layered which are using a lot of cardboard-surface.

view designboom’s cardboard folding chair competition

the chair withstands alot of weight

a collection of the ‘kraftwerk’ chairs

  • Brilliant design

    LvH says:
  • This product is a joke ! More than an ugly grcic pastich ,this chair is stupid. Economise cardboard surface by putting expension foam on it , what a great ecologic step!Why don’t you paint your your plant with resin to make it “more durable”?

    batafastras says:
  • I agree, it’s not ecological at all… But I like the design

    oliver says:
  • great work…

    md says:
  • im having a designgasm. this is AMAZING!

    tarynpaper says:
  • konstantin grcic – ever heard of him?…i think so

    g says:
  • sorry but its already been done!

    matt says:
  • nice comment matt.. nice things at
    thank you!

    matt-fan says:
  • All done already – [url=] [/url]

    BC says:
  • its really lame to add steel holders

    maki says:

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