Flexible Love: Cardboard Furniture with a Twist

Flexible Love: Cardboard Furniture with a Twist

Colleen Quinn
Sep 29, 2010

Though many of you may believe that cardboard furniture should remain a last resort for college kids only, there are plenty of designers out there experimenting with this eco-friendly alternative to traditional construction materials. Much of the cardboard furniture we've seen tends to play up the structured lines of the ordinary cardboard box so it is the sinuous curves of this line that draws our attention.

Admittedly, Flexible Love is a strange name for a line of seating, but the concept and the execution are actually quite appealing. These pieces are made from recycled paper and recycled wood waste, and utilize an accordion-like honeycomb to create an expandable seating area. A simple tug on each end stretches the piece to accomodate more guests, making it the ideal seating option for a small space. best of all, it doesn't really look like it is made of cardboard, and important design element for many of us looking to incorporate a cardboard piece into an existing home.

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