Sitting on a solid chair or sofa made from paper honeycomb, almost feels like floating on air. From the inspirational examples that have been imagined by talented designers, it shows that paper honeycomb is a base material that can make almost any design dream come true.
Of course, the success of these designs is in large part due to the fundamental characteristics and strengths of paper honeycomb. It is lightweight material with strong core or filling capacities. The high strength-to-weight and high strength-to-thickness ratio of paper honeycomb offer furniture design-possibilities that no other material can match.
The aesthetic qualities of paper honeycomb as a furniture design material, contribute to its growing popularity. We have seen amazing chairs and sofas produced with paper honeycomb with eye-catching award-worthy design. Various Pinterest boards show collections of brilliant design and we are convinced that there will be many new amazing furniture designs using paper honeycomb in the future.
If many of the examples mentioned above use the aesthetic quality of honeycomb as a visible element of their designs, paper honeycomb is also very often the invisible structure and enabler for furniture items like shelfs, tables and other applications using furniture panels.
Whether the core paper honeycomb material is visible or invisible in the furniture design, the characteristics of the product contribute to the design innovation. EMPHA members can be found in many countries in Europe, and they welcome any question or challenge from designers to develop new amazing furniture. You can find the EMPHA members and their contact details in the directory.
Paper honeycomb can not only be used as the structural part of furniture design. It can also play a crucial role in protective packaging and furniture logistics. Honeycomb panels can be die-cut, slit or squeezed to produce corners and edges to protect furniture items against shock during transport reducing product damage and freight claims. Custom designs optimize the volume of packaging material required for protection. This reduces waste and handling of excess packaging. Additionally, paper honeycomb protective packaging is easily recyclable in most local paper waste streams.