Chairigami is an innovative designer and manufacturer of cardboard furniture. It was founded by Yale graduate Zach Rotholz. He first became familiar with cardboard furniture while working during a summer in college for Adaptive Design, a New York City nonprofit that custom-designs cardboard furniture for children with disabilities.
Chairigami provides lightweight, flatpacking and recycable products to fill the need for temporary yet durable furniture. The furniture is free of nasty resins and glues. Chairigami believes in producing recyclable furniture from renewable resources. Each piece of furniture is hand crafted right in the store located at New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Chairigami is now making a wide variety of products, ranging from sofas, desk chairs, standing desks, coffee tables, shelving, and even an iPhone case. The chairs last about a year and the tables can service you up to 4 years.
But, they are not selling cheap. A chair of size 18"W x 30"H x 40"D sells for US$80 and a sofa of size 44"W x 32"L x 28"H would sell for US$120.