Recycling your furniture

We have written about how to decide what to keep and what to throw away when you move, one of the things we said you should get rid of was old, dingy furniture. So what if you could toss your old furniture along with the moving boxes?

A company called SmartDeco has designed furniture that you can do that with. How you ask?

The company has designed smart furniture made out of pulp based “corrugated fiberboard” - a cheap, strong, lightweight material with an unmistakable resemblance to cardboard. But don’t think that this means that you are limited to only a few options, they offer the basics such as a nightstand, desk and a dresser but they also offer “connection kits” so you can combine and customize pieces to your liking.

All of this can be done without ever having to pick up a tool to assemble the furniture.

For some living with furniture made out of a material which resembles cardboard over a long period of time is not ideal. The great thing about SmartDeco furniture is that it could be used for a short period, for example using it in your new home before you can buy new, more traditional pieces of furniture, after which it can be broken down again and thrown out with the trash.

The environmentally friendly element of the furniture will allow you to do so without the guilt.

So how did they design the furniture? This from the company’s website:

“We couldn't be more thankful to work with the brilliant corrugate designers and engineers at Pacific Southwest Container. Their combined knowledge and experience is the backbone of SmartDeco's convenience. Every fold, beam, and angle, is designed to maximize both structural integrity and ease of assembly. Together we've created a handsome and aesthetically minimalist collection that revolutionizes the utilization of corrugate.”

Watch the video from their website to find out more about this innovative, forward thinking company

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