Great inspiration can come from garbage, as is the case with the Reborn cardboard sofa from Korean design studio Monocomplex.
Taking 127 sheets of corrugated cardboard from the trash, bonding them together into a solid block, and then cutting out the shape with a grinder and saw, Monocomplex created an object that's more sculpture than it is furniture.
The rough-hewn chair was shaped freehand, with the designer sitting on the cardboard and gradually carving away pieces until the contours felt just right.
Check out their video for a behind-the-scenes look at how a stack of discarded cardboard became "Reborn."
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