Utilitarian Wall Shelf

This case study in sustainability was made from recycled cardboard. It began as a folded 11″ × 14″ rectangle. Prompted by the instructions on the packaging, the user unfolded it into a flat shape, and then folded it up into a shelf with the help of an easy-to-use letter-matching system. The nails that held the shelf to the wall also held the folded shelf together. The final shelf space was 11″ × 7″ and was sturdy enough to comfortably support a full load of average-sized books. This project was featured on Unconsumption.