Cardboard Out of the Box

Here’s an idea that’s out of the box, literally:  Cardboard furniture.

No. You’re not in the wrong place. This is still ECHOtape.  But we love corrugated cardboard because so many of our customers make it.  As we work to expand our line of splicing tapes (an important part of the corrugate cardboard process!), our research has uncovered some incredible creations that are worth sharing:

Splicing Tape And Corrugate Trends | via TAPED, the ECHOtape blog

My obsession with cardboard started with the Wiggle chair, shown above. A previous boss, in life before ECHOtape, had one in her office and I fell in love with it!  More recently, I stumbled upon this gorgeous corrugate bench via Etsy.  And then Lexus UK created this drivable electric car made of cardboard. (Note: It’s drivable only in a highly controlled environment because the wheels are also made of cardboard.) Taking three months to build, this car is constructed of 1,700 precision-cut pieces of cardboard, which were hand adhered together with water-based glue. The motor is mounted on an aluminum-and-steel frame. (Watch the video)

Waterproof cardboard? Well, mostly! Check out this Bill Wagner photo from the 9th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta held last July at Lake Sacajawea.

9th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta | via and Bill Wagner Photos.

With 3D printing revolutionizing the way we think and create products, there’s no telling what will be next in the cardboard landscape.  Do you have an innovative cardboard project that could use a specialty splicing tape? Tell us about it. We love solving tape challenges!