Our Story

We create planet-friendly

pop-up spaces to spark relationships.

CARDBOARD ROOTS

I fell in love with cardboard when I was a kid, climbing and weaving through large refrigerator boxes. While working with the Adaptive Design Association, a wonderful non-profit that designs custom equipment for disabled children, I discovered how the art of cardboard carpentry could empower  communities to prototype and build a more accessible world for those in need. 

BUILDING A WORLD

Inspired by how forgiving and strong cardboard is, I created a flat-packing and modular furniture system for my college friends who were constantly on the move.  In a small New Haven Storefront, I opened the first Chairigami store, part furniture lab and part cardboard atelier. Through codesign with the community and iterative prototyping, a simple cardboard furniture system grew into a complete line of furniture. Chairigami now creates mind-blowing pop-up environments, paving the way for a more planet-friendly future one cardboard chair at a time.

WHY CARDBOARD

Cardboard furniture sets a clear intention when you enter a space - one that’s bold, creative, and environmentally conscious.  Cardboard furniture encourages people to rethink how objects are made and what they are made from, instilling both curiosity and a green mindset. Like the boxes we all played in when we were children, cardboard is a blank slate that welcomes weird, wacky, and brilliant ideas.

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A three-ply corrugated board designed to be super strong and lighweight

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TRIPLE WALL

[OUR SECRET SAUCE]

we take materials seriously. 

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100% RECYCLABLE

You bet you can recycle our furniture, so it can become a future chair not a landfiller.

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SFI CERTIFIED

Our Triple Wall board is made exclusively from fiber that is certfied by the Sustainable Forestry Iniative.

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MADE IN THE U.S.A.

From paper mill, to corrugator, to die-cutter, Chairigami is made in America and proud of it.