12 Feb '12, 4pm

Whimsical Furniture Made From Recycled Cardboard

Whimsical Furniture Made From Recycled Cardboard

© Clôdie Francois A bookshelf and a dresser by Mesdames Carton. Inspired by both the beauty of the American West and the wares on sale in a tiny Parisian shop, Clôdie Francois turns discarded cardboard into colorful, playful tables, shelves, and dressers that look straight out of "Alice in Wonderland." Born in Paris, the self-taught artist moved to New Mexico in the 1990s and fell in love at first sight with her new home. "One summer, as I was trying to figure out how to express the outstanding beauty of New Mexico skies and landscapes, a little 'souvenir' rang a bell: a tiny shop in Paris with amazing furniture made from cardboard," Francois writes on her website, Mesdames Carton (Cardboard Ladies). © Clôdie Francois A willow-branch lamp and a recycled-cardboard side table by Mesdames Carton. With some mentoring from the designer at the French store, Francois began salvag...

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