Recyclable Cardboard Furniture Ranking High in Looks and Affordability

Recyclable Cardboard Furniture Ranking High in Looks and Affordability

The team at SmartDeco Furniture recently sent us some photos and information about their 100% recyclable cardboard furniture. We like the idea behind their affordable and interesting looking furniture pieces and we believe so will you: “The SmartDeco collection is made from high grade corrugated fiberboard- a sleek, smart alternative to traditional furniture substrates. High weight-to-strength ratio, recyclability, functionality, and affordability are amongst the primary benefits of corrugated fiberboard. Using this substrate allows the products to be affordable, lightweight, and fold together without tools. Unlike cardboard pizza box, SmartDeco corrugated cardboard utilizes a middle layer of arcs- the strongest way to span a given space. The outer layers of the profuct are made from a sheet of linerboard with ultra high density-high grade interconnected virgin fibers.The middle layer is composed of recycled post-consumer paper”. What is your stand on cardboard furniture? Would you consider integrating the items below in your home?

One comment

  • David Traversa March 9, 2015 at 20:59 PMLogin to Reply →

    The idea is extremely tempting, very imaginative. The saving of space is very important –for a very small space– but one wonders if all that constant folding and unfolding won’t destroy the individual pieces quite soon.
    And they seem to be wobbly and flimsy, like one leg will bend all of a sudden and the top of the table will be forever crooked…
    But if they use sturdier materials, the whole thing will become considerably heavier.
    And the design is quite poor, well, non-existent really.
    In the seventies they came out with a gorgeous line of paper furniture that was very sturdy and the product of a superb design.
    Unfortunately that project died prematurely because the prices were outrageous for paper furniture.
    And where do you store such a huge “folder” in a tiny apartment, where obviously you’ll have
    other items in the way that would have to be moved around every time you want to set the table with the seating units?
    Not as practical as it seems to be in the presentation.