San Francisco designer, Dan Goldstein used to play with paper and make origami; now he’s making furniture. Also fascinated with the way laminated furniture was created using a vacuum mold, he combined the two techniques, adding some of his love for re-using materials and began experimenting with ways he could create a chair using a very underrated product: cardboard. His new Re-Ply chair, which is gaining traction as a project on Kickstarter, combines origami like folds and plywood like lamination with the often discarded material – creating a modern and stylish shell chair which is deceivingly durable. [Read more...]
The word which first comes to mind when observing these new works by Daniel Agdag: meticulous. Already known for an award-winning stop motion film, he has now set his talented hands to the task of creating a series of sculptures: “Sets for a Film I’ll Never Make”. Each astoundingly detailed model is constructed using sliced cardboard and PVA glue – mediums you would hardly associate with such precise work. [Read more...]
Now here’s a tasty collage: Alex Krutchkoff took 20 plus cases of beer and carefully arranged them into a colorful tribute to the iconic red Solo Cup. He says the project took over 50 hours to complete and considering the loads of beer each case contained, we’re sure it was a fun project to piece together. For more about this designer and artist, see krutchh.com or follow him on Instagram @krutchh. [Read more...]
Los Angeles is a city of colorful extremes: at once a exotic star filled architectural playground and sprawling urban jungle of low-slung suburbia. Taking her cues from the less opulent spots in the city, artist Ana Serrano has created a colorful, nearly life-sized version of the place she was born and raised… out of cardboard. Her large, room filling work, features the myriad storefronts you would find wandering the streets of LA, from nail salons, to liquor stores and sex shops, all with their signature hand-painted signage, sparse plant life and brilliant paint jobs. This isn’t the high end of the city, but it’s certainly full of life and character. [Read more...]
Look at all those beautiful corrugated edges! One of the most unique things about the cardboard art of Mark Langan is that he uses absolutely every surface of the material, from the edges, to the face, to shredded bits. Each framed piece is made using nothing more than recycled corrugated boxes, non-toxic glue, a razor knife, a cutting edge, a mat… and a lot of skill.
The designs work well in both artistic and graphical corporate forms and the well thought out pieces have been in demand from such names as David Arquette’s Propr and Ripley’s “Believe it or Not.” See more of Marks great work at langanart.com [Read more...]
Chris Gilmour creates stunningly beautiful, hyper-realistic sculptures out of a material often found in wastebaskets. Using common cardboard, his work re-creates subjects ranging from machines used in daily life, to small models of religious architecture, to icons of design. His last exhibition included a life-size cardboard replica of a grand piano hanging from the ceiling. [Read more...]