UK-based designer Giles Miller manages to make cardboard look cool, and even elegant, with his line of furniture. He uses other unusual materials as well-- check out his lego table, above. He's also released a new series of brass products at this year's Milan Furniture Fair. We especially like his classic cardboard styles, though, which can easily be made from recycled materials, and then easily recycled or composted at the end of the product's life.
Pictured above the jump, left to right:
1. Grandfather-C, a modern and clean variation on the traditional grandfather clock, in corrugated cardboard. £120.
2. Flute Pendant, lighting created using an unusual technique that Miller calls 'fluting,' which uses the exposed inside of the corrugated cardboard to create patterns. £360.
3. Sidetable-C, part of the same series as the grandfather clock (the series also includes a mantle clock and a wardrobe). £49.
4. Exbox Bench, built on a grid system, can be made to any length. The interlocked form creates durability and strength. £180 per meter.
5. NakedLego Table, made of....obviously...legos. Though this was a limited edition, it could be inspiration for a DIY project.
(Images: Giles Miller, used with permission)