Interior architects B3 Designers have turned their east end studio into an intriguing Cardboard Cafe, made from 8.000 (!) cardboard boxes! It was certainly one of the more inspired projects to be spotted at the London Design Festival. However, since it also takes quite a bit of effort to find the place in a little tucked away mews, one would have expected to be treated in a slightly more hospitable manner and at least be offered a coffee. But that seemed to be reserved only for the staff of the studio.
Therefore this great structure suffered a bit from the quite unwelcoming atmosphere and snottiness of the people involved - which probably reflects the current attitude problem of so much interior design: it all looks great but often doesn't quite feel right due to being too cool & arrogant to engage with people. Pity also that they intend to dump all the 8.000 boxes after the show - extraordinarily wasteful! Maybe there's someone out there who would like to save them?