I have been working with cardboard for a while, trying to stretch the limits of the material. I've made furniture, suitcases, hats, shoes, toys and more is yet to come….I work with double flute cardboard that can be easily found and manipulated.
While trying to develop MUKI - a cardboard dog DIY kit - I stumbled upon a different kind of cardboard. It's called honeycomb cardboard, and it is practically a dream come true. Changing material enabled me to find a solution for the kit.
The idea behind it is very simple - honeycomb paper construction sandwiched in-between two layers of heavy craft board. The honeycomb is an extremely strong structure, which is very beneficial for construction.
The beauty of the process is how flexible the honeycomb is before applying the craft board on to it, almost like an accordion. Once mounted it is almost as hard as wood. The thickness of the material can vary between 1 cm to 20 cm thick.
During my first visit to the factory I was privileged to get a walk through, only after a healthy breakfast kibbutz-style, of course. The first thing I could see walking into the warehouse were towers, stacked panels reaching to the roof, forming a grid of what may be imagined to be a city. The rigid material forming huge blocks of texture. In the adjacent room one can see carts piled up with a continuous thick line of honeycomb acordeon, the flex and malleable inside of the panels ready to be fixed into the rigid material we need to make Muki.
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tali and Muki