Competition „out of the box“ Samsung
Samsung and Dezeen launch $20,000 Out of the Box Competition Dezeen staff.
The competition is inspired by Samsung‘s Eco-Packaging concept, which its The Serif, The Frame and The Sero televisions are shipped to customers in.
The packaging is part of Samsung‘s ongoing efforts to make its business more sustainable, which it set out in a report last year, by making its components and manufacturing more environmentally friendly, and reducing greenhouse emis- sions and other waste. The Eco-Packaging concept was named an honouree at this year‘s CES Innovation Awards.
Electronics companies use thick, corrugated cardboard boxes for shipping in or- der to properly protect the goods inside. These boxes often end up as waste, as the size and weight of the cardboard boxes means they are difficult to recycle in an average home, which contributes to around 90 billion tons of cardboard and paper being discarded every year in the US alone.
Samsung‘s Eco-Packaging concept, which it says is a first in the industry, aims to reduce this waste by providing customers with a way to repurpose its television packaging into new household items.
HOUSE OF CARDS
The plug card game is made out of a cardboard box with the help of a simple template and old magazines, which can be combined in innumerable variations. There are no limits to the imagination:
For example, out of the Samsung The Serif package, you can make up to 40 pro- duced plug cards which can be combined into playful and imaginative unique designs.
The plug card game is inspired from a design classic of the 1950s
(Charles and Ray Eames „House of Cards“). The additional use of old magazines supports the aesthetic effect and strengthens the upcycling claim of the competition.
With the help of the building plan printed on the box, the packaging is used to build a „tank“ place to play and as a charging station for a vacuum cleaner robot. The necessary parts can be easily cut out and put together.
Many domestic helpers have to go to the charging station after work is done. Cars also have to refuel. Inspired by my son‘s play with his cars, the idea was born to develop a filling station model to be used with a simultaneous charging station for the vacuum cleaner robot.
A storage element is built in simple steps, making maximum use of the packa- ging (in this case the Samsung The Serif). This creates a new piece of furniture as an upcycled unique piece.
When disposing a large package, it was necessary to fold it up so that it fits into the recycle paper bin. This resulted in a new object with a very stable structure. This experience inspired me to develop the furniture element „Simply Fold“.