Every year, a new batch of kids fresh out of high school descend upon student housing in universities across the land. And these kids buy cheap furniture to fill out those empty dorm rooms and turn them into livable abodes. Room in a Box is a furniture kit that those students might want to consider, in favor of existing alternatives.
Made by Our Paper Life, it’s a set of cardboard furniture pieces designed to serve all the basic dorm room needs. The whole thing comes flat packed inside a single box, too, allowing you to drive up to the dorm with nothing but one package in the boot of your car, simplifying the whole moving-in ordeal.
Room in a Box includes all the basic dorm room staples, namely a chair, a desk, a trash bin, a bed frame, and a four-compartment dresser. If you already have a bed, the included one can double as an additional eight-compartment dresser, so every part of the set can find use, regardless of your specific situation. Unlike other low-cost furniture options, you don’t need any tools to put the cardboard pieces together (well, maybe some Chocolate Tools when you get hungry), requiring just folding and inserting into predefined slots to assemble everything into functional rigs. That means, they can also be collapsed and flat-packed with ease, making moving out of your current room into another one extremely convenient.
Each cardboard component comes with a water-resistant coating to ensure beer, soda and other spills don’t end up affecting their utility prematurely. The entire set can be assembled in as little as 10 minutes (provided you're very fast with folding stuff, naturally).
An Indiegogo campaign is currently running for Room in a Box. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $149.