The Foldlife brand evolved from a project known as Ieloci un piemeties! (roughly translated as Fold-and-Sit-Down) which, originated in Latvian architectural circles and launched six years ago, introduced the innovative phenomenon that is foldable cardboard furniture. Since cardboard furniture is still a new product, this time has been all about introductions and explanations. Manufacturing cardboard furniture is a green and environmentally friendly business; the product is intended to get recycled eventually. Corrugated cardboard is a designable and functional material, and Foldlife offers furniture suited both for indoor and outdoor use - stools, chairs, tables, wardrobes, shelves and lampshades.
Cardboard design makes it possible to produce printed furniture; the pieces can be custom-printed, they can be used to add colour to the daily life of any household, paying special attention to setting up a truly creative environment for children. Imagine a foldable table featuring a popular board game at each corner -draughts, Ludo or Snakes and Ladders... Or a nursery stool with printed contours which would encourage the kids to reach for their paint-boxes and get inventive with colours. The people behind Foldlife have also given some thought to creative games: ships, cars and houses can be built from their construction games - cardboard legos or meccanos, if you will.
In 2006, Foldlife designed the stand of Latvian architects at the International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale; at the 2008 Gothenburg Book Fair, it took two nights for the Foldlife designers to construct a 11-metre tall, 20-metre long and 10-metre wide 'Castle of Light' - a corrugated cardboard scale model of the forthcoming new building of Latvian National Library.
Keywords: shop, store, design, eco design, cardboard furniture, service, Riga, Latvia
Cool and really lovely bright idea! Especially that cardboard chair is awesome! You should promote your online shop in States!!!
really COOL!!! Real furniture. We need shop, too:)