Sustainable Cardboard Chair Design Inspired By Volvo C30 Taillight

This modular cardboard lounge chair designed by Luis Fernando Luna Bermudez, a Universidad de Monterrey student, took top prize in the 2007 Volvo For Life Design competition. It's inspired by a Volvo C30 taillight.

The chair was chosen as tops in the Sustainable Design category, and one look at the clever design tells you why. It combines a shape taken from the tail light cluster of the Volvo C30 and laminated cardboard for a modern seating design. The block design pulls apart to reveal an included ottoman and a side table, perfect for what looks like a cherrytini.

Sustainable Cardboard Chair Design Inspired By Volvo C30 Taillight

Sustainable Cardboard Chair Design Inspired By Volvo C30 Taillight

Sustainable Cardboard Chair Design Inspired By Volvo C30 Taillight

Sustainable Cardboard Chair Design Inspired By Volvo C30 Taillight

Sustainable Cardboard Chair Design Inspired By Volvo C30 Taillight

Sustainable Cardboard Chair Design Inspired By Volvo C30 Taillight

Sustainable Cardboard Chair Design Inspired By Volvo C30 Taillight


Very clever, yes, and green, which is in-vogue with the design community these days, but we're not sure we'd be interested in furniture that would turn into a sloppy pile of brown paper if it gets left out in the rain. [Behance]