Designers turn everyday materials into furniture masterpieces
Extracts from an article by Sims
Designers use everyday materials such as cardboard and concrete to create masterpieces. When Karton Art first launched its gilded grandfather clock, or its Archeo range of bespoke furniture, some eyebrows were raised. One design looked as though a new piece of furniture was poking out of the corners of a packing box, while another appeared to be part traditional chest, part FedEx delivery. However, the Hungarian design company - comprising the husband-and-wife team of Andras Balogh and Edith Szilvasy - did not make a mistake. Rather, it was further establishing itself as the leading voice in a growing design subculture, pushing a material that until recently has been considered to be forbidden: cardboard.