12-months out of Ontario University and Geoff Christou and Chris Porteous, the duo behind Our Paper Life, have created an interesting solution for Canadian students living the dorm life. Their line of cardboard furniture (currently $19.99 for either a bookshelf or desk) is water resistant, lightweight, flatpacked and assembled without tools, screws or glue. And best of all, it's 100% recyclable. For nomadic college students who often find themselves moving from dorm-to-dorm multiple times a year, Our Paper Life seems like a pretty straightforward solution. Explains Geoff:
I was thinking of my friend Katie carrying a heavy bookshelf 14 blocks while on Co-op in NYC...there is a better more humane way for us to furnish apartment. It doesn't have to be a painful, terrible, exhausting, expensive, and annoying experience.
Generating no waste during manufacturing, delivery, or assembly: Our Paper Life's furniture is composed of 95% post-consumer recycled content, is made in Canada, does not contain formaldehyde or VOC's like existing student furniture, and is curbside recyclable: there are no headaches. Check out some of their process photos (for those concerned about the furniture's weight bearing capabilities) after the jump!
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