Exquisite chairs made out of paper

Nov 4, 2009

One of my favorite group projects for art students is the "Cardboard Chair." Students are in teams of 3 or 4 and the objective is simple- to design and build a functional chair from recycled cardboard.

It's always amazing to witness creative minds at play with this activity.  In just a short period of time, thrones, loveseats, recliners, and stools are fashioned out of paper and tape.

Creating the most basic furniture piece out of the most basic material is a fascinating challenge for beginning artists and seasoned designers.   Here are a few examples of paper chairs that I think are pretty amazing.

Ryuji Nakamura, Hechima 4 chair, paper, 2008.

Nendo, Cabbage Chair, paper,  2008.

Tokujin Yoshioka, Honey-pop chair, paper, 2001.


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