Cardboard Furniture – Production Pattern Idea

Traditional Japanese origami uses one single sheet of paper, that is why my idea was to create the furniture in such a way that there is no or almost no waste at all. I imagine that the production pattern could look like I show in the sketch below. Of course, it would be important to cut the cardboard considering the ridges direction (waves :)) since along them their strength fulfills the required stability for the furniture.


Cardboard Furniture: Production Pattern


Cardboard Furniture: Some Technical Data

Have you found “your” furniture dimensions regarding the furniture?

Well, those ones below are given for the person of about 170-175 cm height.

Table Folding Scheme with Dimensions

Chair Folding Scheme with Dimensions

The one-side chair skin’s printing area pattern looks as follows, however, as you know already, the idea would be to have more options of design:

Chair prints area

Chair and Table – Folding Schemes

If you feel like trying to fold my furniture by yourself, here you can find sketches of folding schemes of a chair and a table. And try to find the right dimensions that suits you.

Chair Folding Scheme

Table Folding Scheme

Experimenting with Cardboard

Some cardboard experiments. It is obvious that the humidity will influence the durability of the cardboard furniture, especially in tropics.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Please have a look at my Cardboard Experiment


Ergonomics is crux of the furniture design. Whoever designs some piece of the furniture should be aware if it, unless one designs some sort of “a sculpture”.

The size matters!




Furniture design should respond to the ergonomics of work (especially in case of the table and a chair) and take into account the human anthropometry. It means the solutions should have the size and dimensions that will allow a statistical man to feel comfortable using them and not after some minutes of using them, setting a meeting with the orthopaedist.