Corrugated Furniture. The Next Big Thing?

05/29/13 at 10:52 AM

Move over IKEA, the next big trend may be on it's way. According to 

"Corrugated cardboard furniture is in growing demand, attracting consumers who are concerned about the environment.

A website, called Dumboo, offers online shoppers more than 60 kinds of cardboard furniture, including tables and shelves. Furniture designer Chappy Okamoto launched the service based on his experience of producing a cardboard desk for his own child in 2002.

Okamoto's office in the city of Nara contains tables and chairs made of corrugated cardboard. There is also a book cabinet, nearly 2 meters tall, that was made 10 years ago.

Using reinforced cardboard, the furniture is strong and safe. Available at prices from just over 4,000 yen to tens of thousands of yen, cardboard furniture is particularly popular among those allergic to chemical substances as well as elderly people."