Cardboard Chair

Fall 2019

Criteria:

  •  Hold 200 pounds

  •  Built in less than 2 hours

  •  Made from two 4'x8' sheets of cardboard

  •  Constructed from cardboard (No tape, staples, glue, etc.) 

  •  Visually appealing and comfortable  

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Ideation & Iteration

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Proportion, folding, construction, and tabbing

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Quarter-scale and half-scale models. I was only satisfied with the internal structure once the half-scale could hold my weight because material strength doesn't scale with size. 

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Results

  •   Tested to 200+ pounds

  •   Built in 1 hour, 50 minutes

  •   Made from less than two 4'x8' sheets of cardboard

  •   Constructed entirely out of cardboard

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