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    The scenario is quite common: You move into a new apartment, which usually requires the familiar trip to IKEA (or some other similar furnishing s… Read More
    The scenario is quite common: You move into a new apartment, which usually requires the familiar trip to IKEA (or some other similar furnishing store)… The final outcome: A fully furnished place and a large stack of decent quality corrugated fiberboard (most commonly referred to as cardboard). I recently found myself in such a predicament and decided, for a change, to put the paper-based material to good use. Nit, which is Catalan for night, is a nightstand/side table constructed using three 2.5 mm sheets of cardboard. It is a simple and functional design that is easy to assemble and gives a second life and purpose to the boxes that originally held your furniture. Read Less
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Nit Night Stand
Year / 2012

The scenario is quite common: You move into a new apartment, which usually requires the familiar trip to IKEA (or a similar furnishing store). The final outcome is some new furniture and a large stack of corrugated cardboard. So I tasked myself with creating a piece of furniture with the boxes that originally held my new furniture.

Utilizing the strengths of the corrugated cardboard, the design is comprised of only the necessary parts, which are either folded or slotted, so it is assembled without the need for any form of adhesives. The final design is an extremely lightweight and surprisingly sturdy table. To take advantage of these characteristics, handles were designed onto the sides to allow the user to easily move the table around the house.

Want to build your own? Download the instructions here.