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Michael Czerwinski, Santiago Perez

208 pages
200 b/w and colour ills
21.0 x 21.0 cm
8.0 x 8.0 in
ISBN13: 978 1 907317 10 1

Outside the Box
Cardboard Design Now

Outside the Box: Cardboard Design Now takes a detailed look into this versatile material, and how cardboard is used in a creative, artistic and practical way in contemporary design and everyday life. From minimalist packaging, children’s toys, decoration to furniture and even largescale interior architecture, Outside the Box reveals just how far it is possible to push the uses and potential of cardboard.

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Outside the Box charts the material’s evolution through to modern practices, profiling some of today’s most inspirational and provocative artists and designers working across the fields of art, design and sculpture. Among those featured is Frank Gehry, who has produced an iconic range of corrugated cardboard furniture for Vitra, and Shigeru Ban, whose cardboard disaster relief housing and deconstructable cardboard schools have put him at the forefront of eco-design. Also included are cardboard designs by Charles and Ray Eames, Bruno Munari, and Habitat, amongst others.

Outside the Box is attractively packaged and unpacks the creative possibilities of a material wrongly dismissed as staid and uninspiring.