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.

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]