David Knott has been my favourite designer of the last few months. I first wrote about him and his pendant light here. The other product of his that I really like is his 2001 “matrix” storage cubes (I wish they had been called “a space odyssey“). They have a laser cut polypropylene shell that is hand stitched over a cardboard frame. Cardboard seems to have become a popular material for furniture, most of the stuff I’ve seen uses the laminated cardboard method made famous by Frank Gehry. I think Knott has come up with a very innovative and aesthetically pleasing combination of materials. It’s a very subtle use of cardboard that seems to be very effective. The cardboard provides the polypropylene with strength while the polypropylene provides a durable and beautiful surface.