You know I get very impacient with handymen, technicians, and other trades people who act like replacing an o-ring on a tab it's like rocket science. I loved an advertisment for the Saab Aero-X that said: repairing a saab is not rocket science, but it's close! On a similar line of thought... Building a rocket or a space pod, it's not rocket science!... if you make them out of cardboard:
Paperpod has developed an innovative concept in creative toys & furniture for children. They have produced a range of environmentally friendly, cost effective, sturdy, and practical designs made from recycled corrugated cardboard.
From their range of chairs to the toy fort, dolls house and play house, the beauty lies in their simplicity. They are a blank canvas for children to play, create & decorate using paint, collage, pens & crayons, limited only by imagination.
Everything can be folded flat - an ideal storage solution. Use in the home, childcare setting or school to create a personal touch. Excellent for children's parties!
Other example of cardboard furniture is this collection of miniatures, which are inteded to be colored (customised) by children. There's also a real size version of the chairs... or get the Cappellini Carta lounge by Shigeru Ban at Unica Home. (via) I wouldn't recommend to let your children paint with crayons on that bench... however, using cardboard to have a canvas to let children paint their own furniture is actually a good idea.