Designer Xiang Guan’s “FOLD” project received a Student Runner Up Packaging Award in this year’s Core77 Design Awards.
FOLD is a compact packaging designed for IKEA’s “HILVER” table. It uses double corrugated cardboard as its primary material, which allows the packaging to be easily folded into a stool.
Around 30.5 million tonnes of household waste is generated in the United Kingdom every year. With this in mind, FOLD is a packaging designed for IKEA’s “HILVER” table that encourages up-cycling. Upcycling is the process of converting “waste” materials into new products of higher value. As a result, it can provide positive effects on natural resources and the environment.
The primary material, a double corrugated cardboard, allows the packaging to be easily folded into a stool. The packaging itself is bound together with a rubber band instead of glue. This is not only convenient to assemble but also upcycles the packaging, which would otherwise be thrown out.
Visit the Core77 Design Awards website to view the 2018 Packaging Honorees