Cardboard Chair

Designed and fabricated a chair out of single ply cardboard without adhesives. The goal was to create a chair capable of holding 180 lbs and a desk holding 10 lbs while having an unbroken surface of 8 1/2” x 11”. The chair had to hold the maker for six hours. I decided to make my two components out of two single sheets of cardboard, with no cuts and only folding. Many test models (pictured top right) were used to pattern the specific folding pattern. My chair was voted “Most Comfortable.”

© January 2013 Alexa Asakiewicz.