500 Sq Feet Studio Neatly Organized with Recycled Cardboard Tubes

Pomada's Design Studio Space at Casa FOA in Buenos Aires Photo

Photos: Paula Alvarado.

Pomada is a young design firm from Argentina that makes furniture with cardboard tubes discarded by the print industry (they're the center of paper rolls).

At the last edition of the design event Casa FOA in Buenos Aires, they re did their studio at the Metropolitan Design Center, using their work materials and bringing some neat ideas.The most obvious cool one is the way they created a room in the space: they built a structure with some larger cardboard tubes that acts as a separating wall while also serving as shelving space.

Separating Structure Made With Recycled Print Industry Tubes Photo

Room Created with Cardboard Tubes Photo

Cardboard was also used as wall covering in the whole room, with one of two systems the studio designed for building commercial spaces.

By cutting their promotional text into the wall and using backlight, they saved the use of synthetic materials such as vinyl or PVC banners.

Cardboard Walls Photo

A View Towards the Living Room of the Space Photo

Even if they didn't mean to create a fully working apartment, the space organization is pretty cool and the ideas interesting for those looking for small spaces inspiration.

Their furniture is made with thinner cardboard tubes inserted into chipboard or plaques from recycled (actually, downcycled) Tetra Pak and they're pretty cool too.

Furniture Made with Recycled Cardboard Tubes Photo

Casa FOA is an annual design event to gather funds for a local ophthalmologic foundation.

This year it's hosted at the recently opened Metropolitan Design Center, which is located at a 1930s recycled fish market.

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