Category Archives: product design

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.

British Designer Liam Hopkins Creates A Full-Sized Cardboard Car For ŠKODA

British Designer Liam Hopkins Creates A Full-Sized Cardboard Car For ŠKODA

To celebrate the launch of ŠKODA’s karoq, the czech automobile manufacturer has created the ‘world’s most child friendly SUV’ built entirely out of cardboard. The ‘kid karoq’ takes direction from research ŠKODA research asking 1,000 under-11s what they’d pack into their perfect car and features a game-console, touch screens, a ball pit, slide, speakers and WIFI.

Created by british designer and maker Liam Hopkins of studio, Lazerian – which specializes in cardboard design – the kid karoq was inspired by findings that almost three-quarters of children have built their own cardboard creations. It took ten weeks and a total of 600 hours to painstaking build this papercraft masterpiece that is exactly the same size as the real car: 4.4 metres long and 1.6 metres tall.

Origami Bulletproof Shield… Say What?! [Video]

Origami Bulletproof Shield For Police [Video]

Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper, doesn't seem like it could help stop bullets. But mechanical engineers at Brigham Young University have developed a new ballistic shield design for law enforcement officers that incorporates origami-inspired structures—and can stop bullets from a .44 Magnum, one of the most powerful handguns!

Ceramic Origami Plates and Dishware by Moij Design

Ceramic Origami Plates and Dishware by Moij Design

Hamburg-based ceramic artist Angelina Erhorn of Moij Design creates incredible ceramic dishware that mimics the forms created by folded and unfolded origami paper. Her minimal designs include plates, espresso cups, and vases all covered with delicate creases and the occasional stained geometric elements. You can see more of her work on Instagram and some of her pieces are available on Etsy.

Origami-like Inflatable Structures That Can Revolutionize The Future

Origami-like Inflatable Structures That Can Revolutionize The Future - Aeromorphs

Filling something with air is a useful way of transforming an object—provided you can do so precisely. We see it in something as simple as a balloon or even the airbag in your car. The students at MIT's Tangible Media Group have created Aeromorphs, a new technology that creates origami-like inflatables that can transform in unique ways when filled with air, opening the door to new kinds of toys, wearables, packaging methods, safety systems, and much more.

Woojai Lee Transforms Recycled Paper into Brick-Like Furniture

Woojai Lee Transforms Recycled Paper into Brick-Like Furniture - PaperBricks

WooJai Lee is a Korean-New Zealander designer based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, who explores how to recycle paper in more sustainable ways. Paper, as we all know, is one of the easiest items to recycle. However each time it is recycled, the natural fibers get shredded making them smaller and weaker, until eventually the fibers are just too weak to work together. WooJai aims to extend its usability through his concept entitled PaperBricks, which explores how we could use recycled paper as a durable material strong enough for us to build furniture, or in construction of elements within the home. ‘Paper Bricks’ are made from recycled newspapers. Sturdy and stackable like real bricks they combine a pleasing marbled look with the warmth and soft tactility of paper or wood.

Top 20 Most Popular Posts of 2016

Top 20 Most Popular Posts of 2016

The year has finally come to a close and the new year is upon us... Goodbye 2016, not gonna miss ya! I will however say that I look forward to all of the new art projects and paper artists that will pour into 2017. So let's take a look back to the 20 most popular posts from 2016, which span categories such as handcrafted paper sculptures, colorful installations, intricate origami, whimsical set designs, animations with projection mapping and so much more! Happy New Year from Strictlypaper!

Incredible Vintage Scenes Fashioned in Painted Cardboard by Dosshaus

Incredible Vintage Works Fashioned in Painted Cardboard by Dosshaus - Sunday Lunch

Dosshaus is the artistic collaboration of Zoey Taylor and David Connelly, multidisciplinary artists whose work ranges across the board with painting, sculpture, installation and performance to photography, film, and video. Wow, say that five times fast! They have an ongoing series entitled House of Cardboard, where they showcase reclaimed cardboard that has been transformed into vintage styled pieces that are either worn or used in these quirky scenes. Each object down to the sewn garments, dining table of paper food, or freestanding camera are all hand painted in black and white and also blueish tones and affixed with glue, giving each piece an old fashioned feel, as if plucked from a vintage animation.

DIY Paper Beetle Sculpture Kits by Assembli [Video]

DIY Paper Beetle Sculpture Kits by Assembli - Atlas Beetle Red

Assembli is a Netherlands-based studio started between printing company Lankhorst and designer Joop Bource, where they develop fun and contemporary interior design projects with a challenging twist. They have just released a colorful trio of DIY beetle models crafted from paper and cardboard, where all of the skeleton parts, wings and body parts interlock together to form this fun 3D puzzle kit. The flat-pack model kits are available in three different beetle species including stag, hercules, and atlas, each in a number of different metallic colors. The kits are currently available on Etsy. Be sure to watch the videos below to see their easy assembly.

Post-It Notes Captured On a Macro Scale to Create Stunning Abstract Photographs

Post-It Notes Captured On a Macro Scale to Create Stunning Abstract Photographs

Canadian graphic designer and award-winning photographer Marianna Armata recently decided to create an interesting challenge for herself: create a series of abstract images using nothing but an all time favorite in stationery, the famed Post-It note and a dash of macro photography.

As you can see, these absolutely stunning compositions, whether abstract or dreamlike landscapes, are clever transformations of a quite simple product. She states on Bored Panda, "I spent a few weeks shooting yellow Post-It Notes on a macro scale. Trying very hard not to fall into the origami genre, I created compositions to highlight the paper itself rather than to use the pages to make something else." Her works have taken a simple medium along with a simple lighting setup and a mound of creativity to produce incredible results.