Welcome to your new Cardboard Studio
We design and facilitate virtual cardboard workshops to inspire students and innovation teams to prototype from home.
Cardboard challenges via Zoom that build community and develop prototyping fluency.
Highly customized workshops tailored for your team or classroom from the cardboard studio of Zachary Rotholz, founder of Chairigami.
Unlock your creativity
with cardboard design
Chairigami workshops will boost your prototyping confidence.
Be resourceful by inventing with everyday materials.
Learn core cardboard design techniques to prototype fluently.
Communicate and test ideas through functional prototypes.
Cardboard is forgiving to work with, sustainable, readily available, and can be used to quickly create incredibly strong, functional structures. It is familiar, inexpensive and an excellent entry point into physical prototyping in the virtual realm. Cardboard allows you prototype wherever you go so you design and iterate on the fly.
With a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yale and a Masters from the Stanford Design Program, Zach Rotholz uses principles of design thinking and structural origami to teach the fundamentals of cardboard carpentry. He'll lead you through a design process rooted in play, resourcefulness, and iterative prototyping to make cardboard come alive!
innovate with what you have.
and a few simple tools, Chairigami workshops help you make anything!
[FROM ALL YOUR LEFTOVER DELIVERY BOXES]
Start with the cutting tool you feel most comfortable with. We recommend exacto knives, but scissors will work just fine.
White glue will do the trick but hot glue will save time. Start with what you have in the craft box.
Simple cardboard carpentry techniques help bring your ideas to life.
Armed with a pencil and ruler, you'll be a cardboard carpentry expert in no time.