After extensive peer-review within the national cardboard pop-up display network, Frontiers was chosen to have the most interesting and engaging trade show booth at the Experimental Biology Conference in Chicago this Spring. Both scientists and marketing strategists agreed that the Frontiers cardboard booth was fresh, innovative, and built incredibly sustainably in comparison to a sea of ho-hum exhibits and average looking displays. 14,000 scientists, often quite shy, flocked unapologetically to meet the Frontiers family and asked about their rad paper-board furniture and how their open-access publishing will change how science is reviewed and shared in the world. Chairigami furniture was expertly customized to coordinate with Frontiers logo and to create a one-of-a-kind space amidst trade show cacophony to share research and ideas. After the show, Frontiers decided to donate their pristine cardboard creations to a local museum continuing the circle of cardboard life for future generations of scientists.
Chairigami partnered with Google Cardboard to outfit their offices in the cardboard tradition. Pop-up furniture meets origami virtual reality. Google cardboards, flat-packing paperboard goggles that turn your smartphone into a VR experience, make virtual reality experiences accessible in the home and the classroom. What better than build an inspiring workspace for Google with the same whimsical cardboard folds that power their virtual reality solution for the masses.
Chairigami is a great option for summer festivals and events. Cardboard furniture is fully customizable with every surface available for full color printing. The curious shape and material of the furniture draws a crowd and intrigues people, all while displaying your event branding and sponsor logos.
Chairigami is light, easy to carry, and easy to assemble. Once set up, the furniture can be quickly rearranged for different kinds of activities and events.
Not only is Chairigami attractive and easy to assemble, it'a also an affordable alternative to expensive and boring furniture rentals.
Then, after your event is done, Chairigami keeps providing value. The furniture can recycled, reused, donated, or even given away to attendees. Cardboard furniture is good for your event, good for attendees, and good for the environment.
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.
Hi I'm Zach. I'm the founder of chairigami and I love all things cardboard.