Ever wonder what you could do with all the rigid cardboard that's used to package so many of the products we buy on a regular basis? How about transforming it into a practical and attractive storage tool! Tim Karoleff, a young industrial designer who merges creativity with functionality, has done just that!
Tim is one of those artists who decided that his art should also serve a specific purpose. Simple, efficient and highly original, his wall pockets are an engaging alternative to traditional shelving and containers. Whether you need a handy spot to stash various everyday objects, such as your five remotes, or a handsome receptacle to show off a decorative accent, you'll find what you're looking for in these innovatively designed storage pockets that look like something out of the future.
Made entirely from recycled cardboard, wall pockets embody a new generation of utilitarian ornaments that take art deco to a whole new level. No matter the colour or number of wall pockets you decide to mount on your walls, the effect will be instant and stunning. No wallpaper required!
Karoleff's wall pockets are a prime example of the eco-friendly, community-oriented approach fostered by the latest generation of industrial designers. As the sole decision-maker of his company, Tim pushes the concept even further by entrusting the final packaging of his products to the visually-impaired.
Efficiency is such a core aspect of his philosophy, Tim even transforms production scraps – cardboard that becomes oversaturated with dye during the painting process – into another style of wall pocket. This allows him to optimize the use of raw materials as well as sell these unique pieces at a lower cost... to the enormous pleasure and benefit of consumers.
[Main photo via Ampersand]