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THE FLAT BOX

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The shapes of unfolded corrugated boxes are very fascinating. They show efficient and careful industrial design. Printing is suddenly transformed to a fragmented collage. Not that strange that kids are often happier with the box than the toy itself! There’s some artists that use the graphical quality of these foldouts. They break down the box to it’s original flat shape and use that shape as an inspiration for their art. The picture on the left shows the knife that’s used … Continue reading







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2011 First Amsterdam Cardboard Robot Capture The Flag

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Well, that was fun, we organised the first official Amsterdam Cardboard Robot Capture The Flag Event. The flag of course being the baby-bot. Inspired by earlier Robot Battles we wanted to create something like that in Amsterdam.







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SEATS

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The most well known cardboard chair is probably Frank Gehry’s Easy Edges chair. There’s a nice article on the guggenheim website. He’s best known for his curvy architecture but with a knack for design, Gehry has branched out into furniture construction, too. The patent on the chair says: “The furniture produced by this technique is inexpensive yet strong and durable; moreover, a wide variety of interesting and attractive shapes can be formed. “







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Pepakura Modeling

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Pepakura is a software tool that makes it easier to make foldout models out of 3d creation software models. Ofcourse this software is from Japan (free to play with, $35 to use fully). There’s some beautiful examples online. Sculptors are trying out computer generated 3d models and then want to bring their onscreen designs back to the real world. Results: large statues made of unexpected materials. Like cardboard for an instance 🙂 I don’t know who made the fist by … Continue reading







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A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing!

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Art is the creation or mimicking of living objects. When the artist is gone, his objects live on. Not necessarily in the same way as the artist wanted to but still. This kinetic sculpture based on the slinky by Natalia Rodionova mimics real organic movement gives live to the inanimate material for a while.







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Cardboard boat building

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Live is but a dream! I was thinking of making my own cardboard boat so I googled how to. No surprise that there’s a lot of people out there already doing that. There’s even regattas and online tips and boatbuilding plans. Visually I found this site the most attractive. There’s a lot of interesting structures on it and some nice explanations on why and how they used the material… The shapes are beautifull, and the combination with the black numbers … Continue reading







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