Cardboard Concept uses recyclable cardboard to create stylish modern eco furniture. The highly innovative company focuses on high quality designer pieces suitable for a range of different settings.
The sleek design of the Narvik chair does not fit into the stereotypical image of eco furniture. It’s sturdy elegant build is that of a piece usually found in a modern gallery.
Carboard Concept’s unique designs and advanced use of cardboard allows them to create eccentric and simple shapes built to last.
All their products are fully handmade allowing every piece to meet their high standards of quality.
Cardboard Concept focuses on sustainable green living and makes use of new technologies in handmade furniture making.
Using 100% recyclable cardboard from local sources, environmentally friendly glues and paints allowing their products to be produced in an environmentally friendly way.
Folklore is a beautiful new shop right up our street – literally. It may be a little difficult to find at first, wedged in between two Gill Wing stores and boasting an antique sign which reads 193 BERWIC rather than Folklore.
On my second visit I almost got lost, failing to notice it due to its inconspicuous shop front. However, after spotting the paper and crotchet lampshades in the window I was reminded why it had initially caught my eye.
They later explained that they had kept the old sign allowing it to add to the character of the shop while corresponding with their philosophy of sustainability.
Danielle Reid and her husband Rob opened the shop on Islington’s trendy Upper Street 1 month ago. The couple started the company, based on the belief that better living is possible through design. They curate a selection of pieces by a mix of designers, makers and craftsmen and try to source locally where possible.
Everything inside Folklore is either handmade, antique or made from recycled or found materials. Others are easily recyclable at the end of their life. All are made in an environmentally mindful way. Danielle strongly believes that ecology and ethics are integral to design and there is a theme throughout the shop which emphasises the importance of being environmentally mindful.
As recycling becomes more mainstream and becomes the norm, recycled goods and furniture are becoming more beautiful in their own right. Folklore paves the way for sustainable living and proves that recycling can be elegant by exploring diverse styles and uses of materials.