Creative Cardboard – Finalists in the Dezeen + Samsung Out of the Box Competition

If you’re anything like us, this pandemic and the ensuing quarantine has us buying much more online, meaning that the cardboard piles up. Recycling it is one thing, but creatively reusing it is even better.  The Dezeen x Samsung Out of the Box Competition is a great way to get creative with that stack of cardboard you have at home. The $20,000 prize money definitely helped motivate entries as well.

Below are number of the finalists, and their brilliant ways of repurposing cardboard into furniture, toys, desk organizers, and toys.  Some really amazing designs and creativity on display. We’ll let you know when the final winner is announced.

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The 15 Finalists

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Amplephone amplifier by Pushan Panda
San Francisco, USA

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Alex sofa table by Nina Nechaeva and Aleksey Stelmakh
Moscow, Russia

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Blast Off Club House by Olga Tesler
Los Angeles, USA

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Endangered Animals by Sarah Willemart and Matthieu Muller of Studio Fantasio
Waterloo, Belgium

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Gio container by Francesco Pierazzi Architects
London, UK

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Kibe storage unit by Revaz Berdzenishvili
Stockholm, Sweden

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Kinoko Table by Georgia Kasmin and Frank Lin
London, UK

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Magnuss by Dan White and James Allerton of The Cube Concept
Teddington, UK

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Postcard Planter Series by Koji Yamaura
Mountainview, USA

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Sneaker Rack by Loong Jin Yoong of Convoy
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Tessellate by Abigail Whitelow
London, UK

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The Rider rocking horse by André Cardoso
Braga, Portugal

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The Soban tables by Kiyong Lee and Yejin Kim of beFormative
Seoul, South Korea

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Toolbox by Joseph I’Anson
London, UK

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Twist basket by Akhil Kumar
Mumbai, India