SmartDeco: Temporary Recyclable Furniture

Whether for a dorm room or as a placeholder while saving for a better piece, SmartDeco's furniture is meant to be a temporary option that can be recycled when no longer needed. It also looks like a DIYer's dream canvas!

Smart Deco's furniture is clearly aimed at the college set. And, really, with the low price points and easy assembly (and recycling), it's perfect for dorm or teenage apartment life. We could also see it working in a new nursery or tucked inside a closet for extra organization. Add some paint, maybe some decorative paper, and you could really dress these simple pieces up.

There are three pieces available – SmartStand, SmartDresser and IntelliDesk – all made form Enviroboard, "a corrugated fiberboard that offers a sleek, smart alternative to traditional furniture substrates." Made in Northern California, the pieces require no tools or hardware for assembly and, when finished, can be recycled. Still, the makers claim the furniture is totally sturdy.

The pieces are available individually, starting at $43 and going up to $68, and can also be purchased as a set for $153. They're available in kraft finish or, for an upcharge, in white. It looks like the upgrade to white would be totally worth it. There's no mistaking the kraft finish as a cardboard box — although that could be great for DIYing.

More information: SmartDeco.

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