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Get cutting!

On a Saturday walk I’ve spotted a big cardboard box, taken Mya out of the pram, loaded the box in and dragged it home. Now, get cutting! Ralf was papping me while I was busy ūüėČ

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Posted by on June 15, 2012 in Giraffa chair


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Mya’s chair stage 2

After another no-show from a people on Freegle (sometimes it happens, but I am still trying to recycle things there) I had a lot of wallpaper leftovers – this suited beautifully for making template for the chair.

Template for a chair

template for cardboard chair

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Posted by on June 10, 2012 in Giraffa chair


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An idea is born

Over the Queen’s¬†Jubilee¬†weekend I went to a garden centre with my husband and my daughter lured by friend’s sighting of a free Soft Play area. My girl have found some children’s furniture and gingerly started playing with it .

I took a look at the price tag on this furniture and exhaled Рit was quite pricey even after the reduction, and it was not even pretty, made in the simplistic style of Ikea only less attractive.

I thought – I can do that myself for a fraction of the price! But then I thought – why would i make anything like that if I don’t even like it? I wouldn’t be happy to have something like that in my house. But Mya needs a chair, and I don’t like anything I see that’s affordable and whatever I do like – is priced so high that I wouldn’t consider even looking at the item for this price.

So, I decided to design and build a chair for my daughter. My¬†choice¬†of material is very mainstream nowadays and in-tune with my Reduce-Reuse-Recycle attitude. It’s humble cardboard.

I will be using the method described by Leo Kempf for his Conversation Table

Follow me for the updates on Mya’s chair. I will take you through the whole process, even if it doesn’t work out the way I envisage it.

chair sketch

Sketch for a chair

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Posted by on June 3, 2012 in Giraffa chair


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