> Just look at the stack of moving boxes you have after your move! You have some options, such as recycling, putting them out to the curb, storing them for your next move. Or you could take a value-added approach and completely reimagine your cardboard recycling.
^The average 2 bedroom move will produce anywhere from 35 to 75 boxes. That’s a lot of recycling. Or, I should say, that’s a lot of material for deconstructivist furniture. In a period of furniture design from 1969-1974, architect Frank Gehry took the mundane, everyday object that is corrugated cardboard and turned it into visually striking furniture. Or maybe you don’t want to build these yourself. They can be purchased through several online stores, such as Vertigohome.us, where a set of side tables start at $1775.00
^Maybe your design tastes are most naturalistic? By pulverizing and adding water, your cardboard moving boxes can take on more organic forms. Take your inspiration from nature, and see what Brazilian artist Domingos Tótora’s is creating out of used cardboard. More information from his website, www.domingostotora.com.br
^Still have boxes left? Don’t have space for any more post modern junk that I recommended already? Contrast your naturalistic coffee table from above, with the clean lines of le Corbusier’s Le Grand Confort club chair. The photo above is of a piece by Nick Michelin.
So, instead of running to the recycling center, be constructive with your used boxes. The result could look a lot better than that particle board Ikea couch that will not make it through another move.