The Hive

So one the subjects that im taking this semester is Environmental Psychology and for the very first assignment, the task that was given was to create some thing for an interior space made from recycled materials and products. So i was searching through countless of design blogs for some source of inspiration and i finally settled on one, which is the bee hive. The hexagonal shapes inspired me to do some kind of a furniture made out of modular triangular structure and when arranged correctly, will become hexagonal in shape.

So i decided to use corrugated cardboard because it was one of the easiest materials that i could get. Corrugated cardboard is used as one of the most fundamental items in packaging, the humble cardboard box. Used extensively throughout the world, cardboard boxes are the backbone of most transit packaging. Corrugated cardboard may at first seem like a very bad resource for use in eco-friendly packaging materials, (destruction of forests, destroying eco-systems) but this is not strictly true, as many of the paper based materials in use are cut from sustainable woodlands. Aside from this, all cardboard boxes can be reused & recycled. This means that less resources are used in the future, as recycled corrugated cardboard can be used in making further cardboard boxes, and re-use of boxes ensures maximum life-span of the original materials.

MY DESIGN STATEMENT

THE HIVE TABLE is constructed based on the inspiration of the bee hive. Created entirely from scrap pieces of corrugated cardboard, this coffee table is built to be sturdy, witty and an excellent option for those looking for a coffee table that will get your guests talking. The screw-free HIVE TABLE is extremely lightweight and is built to a circular configuaration made from pieces of triangular shaped modular cardboard that has been individually cut and glued by hand. The design enhances the decor of your living as well as working spaces, while the cardboard finish makes the designer coffee table affordable and green.

SOME OF THE KEYWORDS TO DESCRIBE THE HIVE TABLE

LIGHT WEIGHT

STRUCTURED

EASY TO HANDLE

SHOCK ABSORPTION

VERSATILE

SUSTAINABLE

LOW COST

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