Cardboard is one of those underrated materials, often with a short and meaningless lifespan that ends when your package is delivered. Unless you are cardboard in the hands of io10design's cardboard fiends Allessandro Antoniazzi and Valter Davanzo.
An encounter between art and design, an emotional fusion inspired by love, sculpted forms from the material itself, giving life to pieces of furniture made with environmentally friendly materials, such as honeycomb cardboard, embellished with printed pictorial images.
A cardboard dog wearing cardboard sunglasses shown in the exhibition "Paperboard Innovation." Photo copyright Mairi Beautyman
I particularly liked the two cardboard dogs, apparently ferociously guarding the space.
The cardboard room on display in "Paperboard Innovation." Photo copyright Mairi Beautyman
Another cardboard artist with gorgeous work is Mark Langan.