cardboard carpets

wendyplomp.jpg Discovered these beautiful printed cardboard "carpets" over on Bloesem. Designer Wendy Plomp titled them “message in a box”. Here is a description from Louise Schouwenberg of Domus magazine.
Cardboard is probably the cheapest industrial packaging material available on the market. Any image that is printed onto this typically throwaway material can turn into a streetwise design object; something that can have a glorious second life if left to the street where it can be spontaneously employed in new applications.
For instance, it could be reborn as a disposable carpet that could instantly provide you with a clean space wherever you are, almost like a home.
To prolong the lifespan and usefulness of boxes, informative messages or ornate arabesque patterns reminiscent of precious carpets could be printed on the inside surfaces. An example could be the food parcels dropped in disaster areas; this unexploited space could be used to provide valuable information which, especially in those conditions, might be enormously helpful.

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liz -January 11, 2008, 10:24AM

beautiful
the designs are so wonderful

Jeska -January 12, 2008, 5:57PM

Saw these just the other day in a magazine, they are beautiful.

Anna -January 12, 2008, 9:27PM

they look pretty cool, but it sitting on cardboard or sleeping on it doesn’t seem to be, look, or feel very thrilling or comfortable

Online Stock Trading -September 30, 2009, 8:01AM

There is obviously a lot to know about this. There are some good points here.

Donnieboy -October 12, 2009, 5:18AM

Just wanted to drop you a line to say, I enjoy reading your site. I thought about starting a blog myself but don’t have the time.
Oh well maybe one day….

stairtread -January 7, 2014, 11:19PM

First time i heard about cardboard carpets. Good thought, I enjoy your post. Well done

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