This chair is one of my favorite creation.
People like my work but they usually are skeptical at first…How can discarded cardboard be strong and durable? I decided to prove that anything is possible with it: I designed a chair.
I wanted something large and confy, in which an adult could seat. Something curvy, because I like curvy! And something different, like not symmetric…
The secret is the internal structure. I used the honeycomb technique, which basically consists in using several cardboard sheets that fit into each other to create a regular geometric shape that reminds a hive.
To fill the curvy sides, I bent the cardboard along the edge of a table, glued and maintained the surface for few minutes.
For the decoration, I used earthy colors Lokta paper, which is a paper handmade out of natural fiber, then I applied it with water based wall paper glue. You will recognize here my signature, Earthy Patchwork colors!
Over 50 hours of work, of yelling, of discouragement and happiness!
Here is a step by step series of pictures: