Super-Cool! Check out this RE-VISIT to the Public Workshop at National Building Museum – Posted a year ago. In March of 2011, Cardboard Safari created hundreds of cardboard disks for Alex Gilliam of Public Workshop for an interactive children’s project at the National Building Museum. See this link for more info and images. Also some Flickr images here.
Quote from Anna “My son had a great time putting these discs together at the building museum. Are these going to be available as a product to buy?” “Yeah! I Couldn’t Wait Any Longer”
All Cardboard Safari products are made using safe, environmentally friendly, recycled cardboard made in the USA. Our paper supplier has provided a statement certifying the supplied paper meets all required regulations regarding heavy metals.
“Georgia-Pacific LLC has always exerted careful control on the chemicals which may be present in our products in order to comply with all applicable regulations and our customers’ requirements.”
As our products are made in the US of US made materials we help keep American workers employed.
new laser cutter
We’ve just taken delivery on a new laser cutter. As we ramp-up production for the holidays and introduce new products this new laser will allow us to keep pace.
Each of our products is individually laser-cut. This allows for precision fit and a construction technique that is difficult to achieve using other production methods.
Our lasers are also manufactured in the USA.
Matt Bird of The Curatorium
Check out what Matt Bird, owner of the store The Curatorium and professor at RISD School of Design, thinks about Fred the Moose.
In answer to the question - What’s your favorite object in the store right now, and why?
Matt answers, ”I love the Moose Head by Cardboard Safari. (Pictured above, $52) It comes flat-packed and you assemble it yourself. It’s a great piece for a very reasonable price. I used to have a carved wood moose head in the shop, which was goregeous, and made somebody very happy. But that piece was $400, while this one is a lot more accessible.”
These days, it’s not enough for a product to be attractive or high quality. Today, high style is defined just as strongly by social relevance and environmental sustainability. Made in America is also important. Consider what the design firm, Design Glut, has to say: ”Our philosophy is based upon the fact that we are living in a design glut. There is an excess of designed products on the market, which consumers send to the landfill at an alarming rate. As product designers, how do we move forwards?
Our answer is to design things that are better, more intelligent, and make people happier than what already exists. We believe in quality materials and timeless beauty. In addition, product design is an extremely effective medium to convey messages. Big-spending advertisers tell us all the time how their brands convey wealth, status, or give the owner membership in a group. We have our own message: think for yourself, and consume intelligently rather than mindlessly.” Enjoy www.designglut.com.