The Re-Ply by Dan Goldstein

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Corrugated cardboard is probably the base of the pyramid that represents the social hierarchy of materials. However, revolution is in the air, the effort spearheaded by designer Dan Goldstein. Taking a form somewhat similar to the Hardoy chair (also, “butterfly” chair), Re-Ply uses four layers of heavy-duty fiberboard. The tensile strength of these fibers is strong enough for the chair’s simple construction, which is finished off with a triangular steel based that allows gentle rocking for the sitter’s comfort. When all is said and done, the Re-Ply will be the last reply to the question of affordable, upcycled seating.

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT’s Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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