Zach Rotholz founder & CEO of chairigami
"I have a long love affair with cardboard. I began by playing in large refrigerator boxes and teaching children in central park to engineer with cardboard. Later, I was a cardboard apprentice at Adaptive Design and designed equipment for disabled children. This evolved into a senior project in mechanical engineering and then into a pop-up storefront in New Haven, Connecticut. Now I'm ready to save the world, one cardboard chair at a time."
chairigami is an innovative designer and manufacturer of cardboard furniture. We provide lightweight, flatpacking, recycable, and inexpensive products to fill the need for temporary yet durable furniture.
Our furniture is free of nasty resins and glues, we're just a no-glue kind of company. We believe in producing recyclable furniture from renewable resources.
Each piece of furniture is hand crafted right here in our New Haven storefront. Made in America and proud of it.
A material that makes sense...
Most people call it cardboard but that's just a stage name. We manufacture all of our furniture with Triple Wall, a three ply corrugated board that is tough yet forgiving. Triple wall is made from 70% recycled cardboard and 30% FSC certified virgin fiber. Though Triple Wall hails from the world of military and industrial packaging, it also makes for some rad furniture.