What can be made from cardboard, which is known by most people only as packaging material. Due to its durable feature, many designers give some clever thoughts and give those ordinary cardboard a second life. Here we have 7 Cool and Unusual Products Made from Cardboard, ranging from functional to decorative. Take a look and tell us what is your favorite cardboard product.
1. Cardboard Christmas Tree [source]
This really eco-friendly Christmas tree called “bespoke”, is designed by Giles Miller. Come in two different sizes: the smaller one is 16.5 inches tall and costs £25 while the larger tree, which is 31.5 inches tall, costs £15 more. Compared with its real or fake alternatives, the cardboard is way less messy to deal with. In order to erect the tree, one need only attach the wooden base and a lovely wooden bird.
Inspired by scientific experiment, Portugal based designer David Mateus created this unusual coffee maker “cafe balao” which looks to be straight out of a laboratory. Made from two, delicate blown-glass flask incorporated with an electric heater at its base, the transparent system allows the user to visualize the brewing procedure. Moreover, it makes makes an entire pot 3 times as fast than than an alcohol-fueled machine. I can imagine this peculiar science-lab aesthetic will be a great gift for either serious or casual coffee drinkers. It is just cool to look and fun to play/brew. However, there is no information of its market data.
Don’t kids grow quickly? One day you find your kid still being pushed in a stroller and the other day, they might want to make their first step. To keep up with kid’s rapid physical development, some family own multiple strollers to meet for different needs. Designer Luis Pereira Twist came up with this cool idea for a stroller actually can grow with kids.
Tea calendar by the German tea company Hälssen & Lyon is the first calendar in the world to feature calendar days made from tea leaves. Working with creative agency Kolle Rebbe, this limited edition tea calendar might be the most special and welcoming calendar you want to receive. 365 calendar days can be individually detached and brewed directly in the cup with hot water. And the best part is, those pages will be made from different varieties of tea so that everyday, there is a new flavor waiting for you. What an exploration! Moreover, it is super easy to make a tea. You just need fill the cup with calendar sheet with boiling water. Then you can enjoy your tea of day.