Paper Furniture

Our Paper Life aims to bring paper furniture mainstream

A two month old start-up makes Ikea seem downright luxury. Founded by a couple of University of Waterloo/Laurier grads, Our Paper Life re-defines low cost furniture; but there's a catch - the furniture they sell is actually made out of paper. To date, the company offers a shelf and a desk. Both retail for $19.99 and thus far more than 80 customers have taken the bait. In the works, is a "mail-able" couch that one of the founders tells me will also covert to a bed.

The whole product line is based on the company's philosophy that furniture should be low-cost, simple to assemble and use and environmentally and culturally sustainable. And for those who thing a spilled coffee or errant pasta sauce might spoil the fun, the furniture uses a water resistant coating as well as water resistant glue - so most messes can be easily wiped clean.

The furniture is manufactured in Burlington at a locally owned and operated corrugate factory. They are currently partnering with a community group in St. James Town, UforChange, to offer 50% of the proceeds from each sale to support their cultural programs. Just use the coupon code uforchange.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Fashion & Style

Toronto is getting a Line Friends and BT21 pop-up this month

Toronto just got a luxury vegan clothing store but it's only for dogs

Toronto ranked one of the most stylish cities in the world

The Disney Store is holding huge liquidation sales before shutting down in Canada

Pacific Mall will officially open again after cleaning up from big fire

15-year-old Toronto student spent lockdown creating line of vintage-inspired sunglasses

Toronto's shuttered Air Jordan store now has a new tenant

Ontario woman gets to keep coffin flowerbed after neighbour files complaint