Monday, July 28, 2008

Paper Tiger

The Paper Tiger stand at Design:Made:Trade in Melbourne last weekend

I can't believe I forgot to add these shots of the Paper Tiger stand when I posted about Design:Made:Trade last week! It was one of my favourite stands, featuring a slick, well-designed booth, and showcasing the Paper Tiger stool - one of the most innovative, interesting examples of Australian design in recent years. Shame on me.

The Paper Tiger stool is an excellent solution for temporary, sustainable seating. The stool simples folds and slots into place from flat-packed cardboard - no tools or fixings required. Obviously the design also offers great opportunities for different patterns, colours, graphics and corporate signage etc to customise the style relatively cheaply. More shots of various colourways here and here.

The Paper Tiger stool is made in Australia from recycled cardboard. It has a lifespan up to 2 years, and is load rated to 150kg. It was designed and released in 2007 by Melbourne-based designer Anthony Dann, and won the 2007 Indesign Launch Pad award for sustainability in that year.

Anthony Dann recently developed a new range of furniture and lighting presented at this year's 2008 Salone in Milan, and he will soon be broadening the range of Paper Tiger Products to include a bookshelf, table, wardrobe and children's chair.... I'll keep ya posted!


  1. These chairs are brilliant!! I love them! And I love your blog :)

  2. BTW, would you be interested in a link exchange??

  3. Hey thanks for all your lovely comments! :) I'm so glad you like my site... I just checked out your blog.. sure lets link exchange :) it seems we have similar taste :)

    Lucy x

  4. Oooooh! I spotted these stools at Volley Cafe last month! They're brilliant. I wrote about them here.

    Great minds clearly think alike :-)