Fantastic Norway Cardboard Cloud
Arranged in a pixellated cloud formation, Fantastic Norway designed an amazing exhibition space consisting of over 3000 cardboard boxes, which created a framework for students to exhibit their work and was run in conjunction with the Norwegian Centre of Design and Architecture. The boxes created unusual new spaces in which students could place their work. The installation was based on the thrill of unwrapping presents and the joy of receiving a parcel, and the exhibition was totally recycled.
‘Being that the exhibition is set to present brand new design objects, we decided to base the architectural concept on the thrill of unpacking. The installation consists of over 3000 hanging cardboard boxes resembling a large pixellated cloud, hovering over the exhibited material. The construction creates a large variety of spaces, from cave like to lifted and open areas, inside the 350m2 exhibition hall. The objects and design concepts are exhibited both inside and outside the boxes.
In an environmental perspective the ambition was to create an exhibition with focus on reuse and low material cost. The cardboard boxes will be recycled at the end of the exhibition, which only leaves wires as leftovers.’
Although this exhibition was created in 09 we at Dodo think its an amazing way of displaying work and we are currently looking at sustainable ways of exhibiting our work and this is such a creative and simple idea using just cardboard boxes.
Fantastic Norway are a team of architects who are involved in an amazing range of projects, from an amazing social housing project for underprivileged mothers to remote visitor centres, check them out at,