Cardboard is one of the most widely recycled material but the process is cumbersome. Separating those oily, greased or wet pieces is a difficult task but what if instead of using it just for storage or recycling purpose you end up using it as your office furniture? One of the world wide trending concepts, which has still not gained grounds in India are the cardboard offices. Many offices have now started opting for cardboard desks and chairs, considering their cost effectiveness and durability. It might not sound a profitable investment but actually these cardboards are held together just by folding, glue and tape and still without any additional support are very sturdy and strong. These recyclable unusually designed pieces hold a lot of potential.
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Infact talking of Carton Restaurant in Taichung, Taiwan the entire interiors of the restaurant are made with cardboard including tables, chairs, highchairs, walls, lightning fixtures and plates. The concept was introduced by Huang Fang-liang with a hope to let people know the potential benefits of cardboards. Listed among the most incredible cardboard designed in the world, the restaurant has seen an upward trend in its number of visitors so that they could see the wonder that has been created. For the temporary office furniture, cardboard offices are the most sustainable solutions. These cardboard furniture is easy to work on and built to last.
These cardboard offices can be configured as per your needs and infact can be carried wherever you want to. These cardboard furniture are a great idea if you have limited budget, space and time. Also coming up are small, private and intimate cardboard desks like those Duplex Workspace designed by Sophie Kirkpatrik. These private cardboard workspaces are small desks made of ash wood and has a holding top which you can open anytime and work without any distractions and take care of your business.
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Recently, a new addition to the concept has been waterproof tops. These waterproof tops have made the work easier and convenient. Even if you spill something, your investment is still not in vain. Pick the sponge, clean it and start your work again.
One of the leading companies for cardboard furniture is Refold, a New Zealand based company offers fold able, 100 percent recyclable, ergonomic cardboard furniture. These easy to carry desks are capable of holding weight of a person and made using 7mm thick cardboard. Weighing only 6.5 kg, the desk adds a new dimension to hot desks. Additionally, the design folds and slots together in less than two minutes without any glue or tape. Similarly, Apartment Therapy understands your need for office desks at small places within small budgets. Considering the same, Paul Coudamy (from Apartment Therapy), had put together a cardboard office design for an ad agency, Beast. Another Amsterdam based branding organisation, Nothing is grabbing a huge attention due to their unique cardboard office design. They turned an empty office into a fully functional and furnished cardboard office.
In the near future, cardboard office furniture are expected to gain huge popularity. Considering their durability and innovative design along with strength, it is one of the finest options for office set up in limited space and limited costs.