Over the past few years, our way of working has transformed. We are always on the move; mobile and well connected than ever before. We feel more productive at any place other than working environment. Observing this dramatic transformation, these brilliant guys from NewZealand have provided a flexible solution to aid general worker move at any environment he desires to work.
New Zealand based designers; Fraser Callaway, Oliver Ward and Matt Innes have created a “flexible, fold-able, portable, affordable and 100% recyclable” cardboard table called “Refold”. This cardboard table can be used for schools, creative studios, pop-up stores, mobile offices, or disaster relief. The potential applications are endless. This is how it looks like:
The table weighs only 6.5 kg but it can support a weight of an adult. It can be folded into any position suitable to you, sitting position, standing or a portable portfolio position. The standing position offers health benefits by avoiding extended period of sitting which can lead to irreversible damage. Research indicates that standing upright can help engaging with others, sharing ideas and participating in group tasks.
The “Refold” can be assembled into a cardboard table in less than 2 minutes using four main pieces without any adhesive material. The table is constructed from a single, 7mm twin cushion kraft cardboard. This material is 100% recyclable. Each leg of the table is made from three pieces connected together with environment friendly adhesive.
According to the designers of the desk, “After initially exploring die cutting, a traditional method of producing cardboard packaging, we quickly found it to be restrictive and didn’t produce the quality we were after. Instead, we favored digital fabrication due to its crisp knife cut edges, as well as its potential for customization and adaptability.” Digital fabrication is a computer-controlled knife that cuts the planes from a cut file which can be altered at a moment’s notice.
The project has a noble motive behind it; a way of giving back and bring positive change in the lives of less fortunate people. The designers are working with UNICEF New Zealand to help improve the education in the Pacific Islands. They intend to start giving back by opening a chain of schools.
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