The Zeppochair is a corrugated cardboard chair for children. It comes flat-packed, so children can assemble and decorate the chair themselves, although tiny hands may need some adult assistance. Assembly is straightforward. The chair simply folds and slots together with nifty locking mechanisms that make construction fun.
Anyone can build a strong cardboard chair with enough cardboard and glue. The magic of the Zeppochair design lies in the balance struck between minimum material and maximum strength. The Zeppochair is strong enough to hold an adult but weighs only 600g. Any child can use a Zeppochair, but being 320mm high, it's best suited to 4 to 10 year olds.
What’s more, the Zeppochair has a small ecological footprint. The cardboard is manufactured in Australia from renewable Australian plantation timber and recycled paper. A Zeppochair won't last forever but that's okay. As kids grow up their Zeppochair will grow older with them and when it’s reached its use by date, you can just throw it into the recycling to create more recycled cardboard.
The Zeppochair was designed by Cath Ertler, a Tasmanian-born, Sydney-based designer who graduated from UTS with first class honours in industrial design.
Children will have hours of creative engagement with their Zeppochair and parents and teachers will appreciate its design excellence. For the environmentally conscious and design savvy, the Zeppochair makes the perfect d.i.y. arts, craft and design activity for your child.