Cardboard Craft Gadgets: Disposable Design Statement?


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Like life-size cardboard figure cut-outs used to advertise movies, these creative constructions are merely representations of other objects – but how far are they from the objects we so regularly throw away? We all realize the truth in this upon reflection, but it is still sometimes shocking to concede: we treat amazing technologies as disposable goods.

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Making things used to be about durability, design was made to last. Now no one expects even their suburban home to be well-built, let alone a phone or camera. Indeed, in a world of mass-production one could imagine to make another one-off gadget may now be more difficult than it is for someone like Kyle Bean to hand-craft a custom cardboard sculpture. Design for thought. Who knows, maybe the next generation of high-tech gadgets really well be cut out of cardboard.

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