“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free” – Michelangelo (only Monocomplex just had old cardboard instead…)

I love days like today! It was spent bringing the separate strands of a design that were months in the planning and sourcing together to create a new space.

While the clients’ were at work all their furniture arrived  – some new, some revived and some repurposed.

It was my job to turn it into a liveable space so that when they walked through their front door they would be home (and not buried under a pile of boxes)

As the day went on that pile of cardboard packaging and boxes just kept growing.


It got me thinking – I have seen cardboard furniture that arrives as a flat pack but what if these boxes could have a new life there and then… Continue reading

Karton – thinking outside the cardboard box

This last week has been a bit frantic as we have moved offices. I don’t enjoy the actual moving process but I do love being in a new place and thinking of all the possibilities to create a space that I am excited to work in.


I am a big believer that you should live in a space first to get a real feel for it and to find out how best to make it work for you. What seems like a fantastic idea in the day dreaming stage of the design, can become a costly mistake once you start making your mark if you rush the process.


So the dilemma that I was faced with was how to make a fully functioning office that can be temporary in design. This would allow me to actually experience the space before I source the furniture that will be the right long term solution. I also wanted to make a point of being as green as possible in this transitional phase.


The solution is simple… cardboard!


Well more precisely Karton Cardboard Furniture. This brilliant Melbourne based online store has everything from beds, tables and storage solutions all made out of cardboard.


Karton Office (image from Karton Cardboard Furniture)

The Karton Office with the Chairmans Table (image from Karton Cardboard Furniture)

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