Business card that becomes a chair

This is rather neat, a business card/mailer for a furniture shop that can be made into a mini bent plywood chair

This is rather neat, a business card/mailer for a furniture shop that can be made into a mini bent plywood chair

Just follow the instructions and the kiss-cut card can be folded into a miniature of the iconic 1934 plywood armchair designed by Gerald Summers.

The card is for Bentply, a central London shop that specialises in vintage, modernist furniture. It is letterpress printed by Elegante Press on three layers of card for stability. Designed by Richard C Evans.



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