Picking up where I left off last week, here’s a new way to see the cardboard box. Designer Patrick Sung developed UPACKS, a single sheet of cardboard with an angled pattern that helps it conform to almost any shape, while maintaining its durability and protection. Now granted, this sort of ruins the whole ‘stackability’ thing that FedEx depends on, but at the same time, it makes packages as small as the object they are caring, taking up the least possible space. I don’t know if it will work, but it’s pretty incredible.
But where does that leave traditional cardboard? Well here’s a few new ideas for the leftovers. Like the Utilitarian Wall Shelf.
Or the Belkiz Feedaway, a portable highchair for those jet-setting babies on the go.
Or the poor man’s record player, developed by a Canadian sound studio.
And finally, Russian designer Nikolay Suslov and his portable cardboard box bed created to help the homeless.