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The goal of this project is to create a chair that
- use only one 4’ x 8’ sheet of single-walled corrugated cardboard
- is divided no more than three independent pieces
- contain no commercial fasteners or glue - is able to accept a 250-pound downward force (compression) as well as torque (torsion).
- has a final form that is aesthetically pleasing.
front view of final design
top view of final design
back view of final design
concept sketches
testing with three selscted small-scale models
The redesign takes the advantages of the strong accordion structure, the fan-shaped base and the circular outline
Several issues were discovered during testing on the full-scale model
Change made for final design
Illustrated making process
Cardboard Chair Project

The goal of this project is to create a chair that
- use only one 4’ x 8’ sheet of single-walled corrugated cardboard
- is divided no more than three independent pieces
- contain no commercial fasteners or glue
- is able to accept a 250-pound downward force (compression) as well as torque (torsion).
- has a final form that is aesthetically pleasing