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Campana Brothers
Campana Brothers
Chen Chen and Kai Williams
Chen Chen and Kai Williams
Daniel Eatock
Daniel Eatock
Eyal Burstein
Eyal Burstein
Faye Toogood
Faye Toogood
Gareth Neal
Gareth Neal
Liliana Ovalle thumb.jpg
Liliana Ovalle thumb.jpg
Mathieu Lehanneur
Mathieu Lehanneur
Max Lamb
Max Lamb
Michael Marriott
Michael Marriott
Marti Guixe
Marti Guixe
Marti Guixe
Marti Guixe
Peter Marigold
Peter Marigold
Sebastian Bergne
Sebastian Bergne
Sebastian Bergne
Sebastian Bergne
Study O Portable
Study O Portable
T Sakhi
T Sakhi
T-Sakhi-(8)
T-Sakhi-(8)
Yuri Suzuki
Yuri Suzuki
The-Unboxing-Show-public-and-machine
The public and the CNC machine working together.
Marti Guixe (2)

Study O Portable

Corrugated Stencil

An ephemeral solution for a specific need.

www.studyoportable.com

Sebastian Bergne

Bob Hat & Friends

“A light hearted take on the paper hat, Bob keeps you cool, can be transformed into a light, bowl etc. simply by scaling, and its home made.” SB

www.sebastianbergne.com

T Sakhi

Parasol Visor 50 and Parasol Visor 70

“We live in a world where our daily life is subjected to an overflow of information through mass media, urbanscape and social environment. Parasol is a “face mask”, our vital companion today, it not only covers our mouth and nose from contagion but our entire face, thus our ears and eyes with controlled splits to seclude ourselves whenever and however we want from the outer world to focus internally - a meditative practice of mindfulness.” TS

www.tsakhi.com

Yuri Suzuki

Paper Record Player

A record sleeve that transforms into a manually operated record player.

www.yurisuzuki.com

Peter Marigold

Gallows Bracket Shelf

A shelf based on the common visual language of steel L section metal found on ventilation ducting and folded cardboard boxes. The thick unit can be used alone as a shelf, or in pairs as a bracket. 

www.petermarigold.com

Peter Marigold

Tape Lights

Strip lights based on the proportions of standard 48mm tape. These are made using high vis warning tape, but foil duct tape or similar tapes will also work.

www.petermarigold.com

Michael Marriott

Oooo

“It’s a clock, you hang it on the wall, it tells you the time, it’s a circle, with smaller circles cut out of it, it’s made out of re-used cardboard.” MM

www.michaelmarriott.com

Max Lamb

Slippers and Sandals

www.maxlamb.org

Mathieu Lehanneur

Domestic Saddle

“This stool is derived from an existing simple and efficient method to measure the user’s sit bones distance in order to achieve the perfect bicycle saddle. By repetitively sitting on the stool, the user’s sit bones crush the cardboard into the recesses leaving a smooth stamped form of the bones.” ML

www.mathieulehanneur.fr

 

Marti Guixé

Air Piano

www.guixe.com

 

Marti Guixé

Sign

www.guixe.com

 

Marti Guixé

Treasure Chest

www.guixe.com

 

Liliana Ovalle

Altar

A shelf that can be mounted on a corner to create a colourful space for an object of praise.

www.lilianaovalle.com

 

Glithero

Clogs

Dutch-inspired clogs. Made by rolling cardboard onto a cardboard last. 

www.glithero.com

 

Gareth Neal

Robot Head

“Any old box can quite simply be turned into a robot head, cut some holes for robot vision, robot senses, robot hearing, and an antenna for coms. evolve, decorate, customize and play robot head.” GN

www.garethneal.co.uk

 

Faye Toogood

Roly-Poly Side Table

An unrealised side table from the Roly-Poly family, with three legs unified in one pedestal and signature drum top.

www.t-o-o-g-o-o-d.com

Daniel Eatock

Flat Pack Box

A two dimensional cardboard net folded and secured with packing tape, forming a trompe l’oeil representation of a three dimensional cardboard box.

www.eatock.com

Eyal Burstein

NFT DIX

“A collection of six non-fungible-tokens depicting some of my favourite dickheads. These characters are cardboard cut-outs which act as a key for their digital animated counterpart on the blockchain. Each one of the DIX can be scanned with a mobile phone and redirected to the corresponding NFT animation on the blockchain. There are six variations with each variation as a series of ten.”  EB

www.eyalburstein.com

The plans for each object shown here can be downloaded and cut at home, either using a CNC machine or by hand if printed out. Please follow the links and save the files to your computer. If you run a CNC machine and would like me to send either the Gcode or the Vectric cut files, please let me know, it's not simple and you may prefer to adpat for your own system with advice!

Estudio Campana

En-Rolled

A fruit bowl made from rolls of cardboard and decorated as the owner wishes. Different outer layers can be created to change and make new versions as needed during its life.

www.estudiocampana.com.br

Chen Chen and Kai Williams

Cat Scratch Fever

“After going to the pet store to get a cardboard scratch pad, I felt there was so much more potential in this simple object and became inspired to make my own scratching toys. This piece is the third design in the last year.” Chen Chen

www.cckw.us

The Unboxing Show

The Unboxing Show

A participatory exhibition for the London Design Festival 2021

For the 2021 London Design Festival I was asked by the design festival and Coal Drops Yard in Kings Cross to devise an exhibition that looked at the complex subject of waste and recycling, particularly referring to the incredible waste management systems at Coal Drops Yard. I thought hard about this. As a habitual but creative hoarder, I have quite a complex relationship with the themes around sustainable living and I wanted to respond to this invitation in a very personal way without resorting to well-trodden themes that are usually encountered, and often simply ignored.

I decided to make an exhibition about the creative process as a form of alchemy. The ability to take worthless material and transform it into something valued. I see our current consumerist predicament as a direct result of passive behaviour. We have been trained to consume and dispose with little consideration for the potential of what the ripe material we consume is and could be.

I invited designers from around the world to send designs that could be freely made by the public visiting the exhibition using a primary waste material, humble cardboard. The components of the designs would be cut using a digital CNC ‘drag knife’ machine on demand and the exhibition would be partly a workshop space in which assistants would help the visitors build the objects. We asked the public to meet the designers halfway: the designer submits the project, the public physically creates it, and by doing so invests the waste material with a new considered value.

The pandemic made new ways of working normal. To work alongside people that you know via zoom, without travelling, without meeting that person became an everyday, every-hour occurrence. In some ways our worlds narrowed, in others, it expanded. More than ever we were communicating and collaborating with people around the world. The exhibition was a response to this situation by creating a central very physical making hub, that connected to people directly all around the world. 

Thank you to these designers who submitted their work to the exhibition and have agreed for their plans to be made freely available to download and make after the physical show ended: Campana Brothers, Chen Chen and Kai Williams, Daniel Eatock, Eyal Burstein, Faye Toogood, Gareth Neal, Glithero, Liliana Ovalle, Mathieu Lehanneur, Max Lamb, Michael Marriot, Marti Guixe, Peter Marigold, Sebastian Bergne, Study O Portable, T Sakhi, Yuri Suzuki.

During the exhibition, we were collecting money for the homeless charity Shelter, and if you appreciate the sentiment of the show and the designers featured here, please consider making a donation to help their work. The pieces from the exhibition were made at my workshop and are also available to purchase to raise money for this charity. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of the objects shown here.