Immaculata-La Salle High School needed new desks for their art classroom, and they decided to fill their space with 18 Work Desks from Chairigami. They selected the Work Desk because is provides a generous work surface, storage for supplies, and sitting/standing options with the optional use of a stool. We were even able to customize the height of these desks to perfectly fit the school’s needs.
A few weeks after ILSHS placed their order, we received an excited email that the desks had arrived. Unfortunately one of the desks had been damaged during shipping. It’s not a frequent occurrence, but that does happened sometimes. We sent out a replacement desk immediately and ILSHS got them all installed in time for the start of school. The students arrived and put the final touches on by customizing each desk with an original painting.
REBAVA needed flexible, portable, attractive furniture for their set up, so they chose Chairigami. The furniture does its job well as tables and chairs and shelves, but it also helps the team start conversations with students. Not only does the cardboard get attention, it also reflects REBAVA’s own values around sustainability.
When REBAVA ordered their furniture, they connected us directly with their designer. Working together, we finalized the details for their custom printed Coffee Table. By working closely on the design, we were able to design the print around their existing brand concept. The cardboard and printing harmonizes well with their merchandise, website, and printed materials. With the furniture sorted out, the REBAVA team can focus on what matters most to them: connecting students with transformative travel experiences.
After their first event with the furniture, Rebava's founder had this to say about their experience with Chairigami:
"Sharing information with students about our responsible travel company for teens just got a lot easier. The ordering process with Chairigami was a breeze & customer service was responsive, knowledgeable & a pleasure to work with. Turnaround time & shipping was impressive as well. We researched cardboard furniture a lot before choosing Chairigami. In the end, Chairigami's design & the durability of the materials they use make them the best choice by far. Their furniture is hip to the 100th degree & we are honored to have our company's logo on it. Thanks, Chairigami!"
Local Motors attended the 2016 Interdrone Conference in Las Vegas this year to promote their Airbus Cargo Drone Challenge, a competition designed to generate new solutions to an age old problem. Booth design might not be a problem as old as cargo transport, but Local Motors still wanted to bring creativity and fresh thinking to the process. Together we designed a large space to show off their project and draw in conference attendees.
Working on a tight timeline, we quickly developed a booth layout and a logistics plan. The final design incorporated fifty pieces of furniture, including concept designs for a Rocking Chair and Chaise Lounge. The logistics strategy included two phases of shipping, separate addresses for delivery, and logistical heroics from the Local Motors team. The process went smoothly since both of our teams are used to short turn around times.
In the end, we beat our manufacturing deadline and got everything delivered in one shipment to the show warehouse. The Local Motors team unloaded the furniture, accomplished their setup in just 90 minutes, and ran a great show. The whole process, start to finish, was a beautiful collaboration between two companies that value quick thinking, creative problem solving, and good design.
Connexity took full advantage of our printing and logistic skills while designing their booth for the Internet Retailers Conference and Exhibit, which was held in Chicago last month. Their design was complex, requiring six different furniture pieces, three print designs, and two separate shipments. In the end, the Connexity team had everything they needed to build a compelling booth and connect with potential customers.
Now if only we could get them share all those super secret Internet retailer tips they picked up at the conference …
City Fabrick called and told us they were working with the California Endowment to celebrate the half way point of a 10 year, $1 Billion investment in 14 underserved communities in California. They had an ambitious timeline and a thoughtful design for an upcoming conference. They also needed lots and lots of cardboard furniture.
We worked closely with the City Fabrick team to finalize furniture selections, design print layouts, and send everything to production within three days. Fast forward through a week of intense production. Cut to our delivery truck pulling up to the event venue 30 hours before set up was scheduled to begin. The pallets came off the truck, and our work was done.
But City Fabrick? Their work was just getting started. They spent the next 48 hrs turning an average looking hotel into a cardboard village full of engaging environments, informative displays, and spaces for connection. The cardboard created a blank slate for the attendees’ imaginations while also delivering on their value-based goal of creating a sustainable, low impact design.
After three days of important conversation about the future of healthy communities in California, the event concluded. City Fabrick gathered up all their cardboard furniture, wondering what to do with it next. They could have recycled it all, but they never got that far. Their client, the California Endowment, requested that the furniture be sent back to their headquarters.
Which is how 100 pieces of Chairigami furniture found themselves in a beautiful courtyard helping the California Endowment celebrate their anniversary. Not a bad way to end the week.
The Green Schools National Network (GSNN) debuted their brand new Chairigami trade show booth at the 2016 Green Schools Conference and Expo. GSNN is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to create broad-based initiatives and successful strategies to foster healthy, sustainable K-12 schools across the United States. GSNN chose Chairigami furniture for their booth due to its ease of use and green design principles, which align well with their mission.
The Chairigami furniture provided simple and reliable seating while also helping GSNN share their work and mission with conference attendees:
“People dropped by to test out the furniture and ended up leaving with a better understanding of GSNN’s work with schools, a win for everyone. With our organization’s focus on sustainability, it is great for us to walk the walk and use furniture that can be recycled for any number of purposes, including future conference expos.”
GSSN loved their furniture, and we loved hearing about how much they loved it. Clients tell us these kinds of stories all the time, but it never really gets old:
“People do not normally think of cardboard as being sturdy enough to sit on, yet Chairigami’s pieces held up and were comfortable too!”
Chris needed furniture, and he needed it fast. He’d heard about us from friends in the comics industry, and thought our Standing Desk would be ideal for his upcoming event. With his deadline only six days away, he needed something that could ship quickly.
Less than five hours after calling us, Chris’s desks were on their way to 4 Color Fantasies, the comic shop he runs in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The desks arrived on time and provided space for fans to meet Hope Larson and Brittney Williams, the authors of new comic called Goldie Vance.
Many of our customers are small business owners translating ideas into reality on a very short timeline. We work hard to make that possible. In the case of 4 Color Fantasies, our quick fulfillment delivered Chris’s order on time, with no expedited shipping or up-charges needed.
What are you working on? If you have a short timeline, we want to hear from you. Give us a call at 203-747-8252.
Chairigami recently appeared on stage at Tropfest in Australia. Announcers gathered around a custom branded Coffee Table and sat in four Arm Chairs while presenting a series of 16 short films to an audience of over 150,000 people.
We were thrilled to be included in this inspiring event that started 24 years ago when John Polson screened his very first film to a room full of friends at a local cafe. For a little background on how this small event eventually grew to become the largest short film festival in the world, watch this short but moving interview with John Polson himself.
The Tropfest organizers chose a slightly modified version of our Talk Show set for their stage design, which is ideal for hosting panel discussions or interviews. When empty, the Arm Chair's striking profile creates visual interest on stage. When occupied, the chairs make it easy and comfortable to conduct panel discussions or interviews.
It was an honor to see Chairigami featured on stage at this world renown event. Thank you to Golden Duck Productions for including us in their beautiful event design.
Chairigami recently appeared at the NAMM Show in California where over 100,000 music professionals gathered to exhibit their products. As a passionate team selling made in America cardboard furniture, we were excited to team up with the similarly minded folks at Pittsburg Modular to create a booth for the show.
Pittsburgh Modular hand assembles synthesizers in Pittsburgh, selling them to a growing list of renown musicians and music retailers. Chairigami Standing Desks and a cleverly designed lounge area allowed their team to display those synthesizers while connecting with new clients. Large format stickers provided by Pittsburgh Modular finished off the design. The stickers applied easily to the cardboard furniture and created a one of a kind installation.
We'd like to think that the great booth design was what attracted the attention of legendary guitarist Vernon Reid, but let's be honest: he was probably there for the synthesizers.
Airhead Sports needed to show off their water sports products at a recent trade show. Chairigami furniture provided displays and seating for their team while serving as a canvas for their branded stickers and decals. The neutral palette of the cardboard left plenty of visual space for their graphic, colorful stand up paddle boards.
Not only did the Chairigami work for them during the show, it worked for them during set up and tear down as well. Chairigami sets ups quickly, tears down even more quickly, and flat packs for easy travel.
Chairigami is also fully recyclable, so in a few years, when it's time for the next project, they can send those paper fibers on to their next life as another consumer product. That product probably won't be as fun as Chairigami, but hey, at least they avoided the landfill.
Hi I'm Zach. I'm the founder of chairigami and I love all things cardboard.