Cardboard Furniture Paves The Way For Affordable Modern Designs [Pics]

Cardboard Furniture Paves The Way For Affordable Modern Designs [Pics]
Design & Architecture

Chairigami is a collection of cheap and recyclable tables, chairs and shelves.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 6 august 2013

Looking for an alternative to the not-too-shabby pieces from IKEA? You can check out Chairigami, a company that sells recyclable, cheap and sturdy cardboard furniture that you can use for the office or for temporary set-ups.

Founded by Yale graduate Zach Rotholz, Chairigami uses Triple Wall, a three-ply corrugated cardboard that is 70% recycled cardboard and 30% FSC certified virgin fiber.


Rotholz first worked with cardboard furniture when he was a cardboard apprentice at Adaptive Design, a non-profit organization that designed equipment for kids with disabilities. The beginnings of Chairigami was his senior project that consisted of cardboard furniture designed for college students who need furniture that they can move around easily. Later, he launched the company and opened a storefront in New Haven, Connecticut where all pieces of the Chairigami are hand crafted.

Chairigami sells a wide range of furniture products that include shelves, desk chairs, coffee tables, desks, and sofas. The pieces can last for one to four years.

Chairigami furniture are mostly seen in offices, trade shows, and temporary events.


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