Flat-pack Lumber Table is Made Entirely From Cardboard

Flat-pack Lumber Table is Made Entirely From Cardboard

Seoul-based studio PESI has designed a side table using planks of cardboard that have the appearance of wood. ‘PESI’, which stands for Possibility, Essential, Standpoint, Interpretation, is a design studio founded by two designers (Byounghwi Jeon, Seungjoon Song). Their creations are based on our motto: “Find new possibility by reinterpreting an object from our point of view without losing its essentials.” With that, they have created the Lumber table to explore the potential of cardboard as a material for short-use furniture. The table is designed to be easily assembled and, once no longer needed, disposed of. At the same time, the designers wanted the table’s aesthetic to be different from other cardboard furniture, which they said was usually folded or laminated.

“The project was approached for a purpose to study new usability and expandability of cardboard,” said PESI. “We also wanted to find a new formative language in cardboard furniture, which is commonly folded like ‘origami’ or laminated with layers.”

To cut sections for the Lumber table, PESI turned to the die-cutting press, one of the standard methods for processing cardboard. The studio then rolled the cardboard into several rectangular shaped “lumbers”, and finally fixed them together with PVC rivets.

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The Lumber table comes as a flat-pack and is put together by the buyers themselves. The 11 types of lumber included can be assembled into six different table formations that vary in length and height. The lumbers are available in several shades of color: bright blue, red, yellow, green and natural cardboard brown, so buyers can play around with the tables’ color combinations.

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