The next time you feel like dining at a theme restaurant, consider booking a flight to Taichung City, Taiwan and visiting the Carton King. Located inside the Carton King Creativity Park, everything in this restaurant (except the food) is made of cardboard. That includes the walls, furnishings, tableware and decorations. Even the children’s high chairs are made of cardboard. And don’t worry if anything gets torn or soggy. When any part of the corrugated eatery is damaged, that part is simply recycled and replaced.
Carton King Creativity Park was created by Huang Fang-liang, the founder and general manager of Chin Tang Paperware, who started his company in order to “show the world what could be done with underrated materials like cardboard and paper.”
“They told me paper products were only good for printing, drawing and wiping up messes. I wanted to use paper in the same way as plastic or wood is used to create dimensional packaging, but to them it was pretty much a joke.”
It’s as much about innovation and resourcefulness as it is the value of recycling.
He explains the concept simply, saying: “It’s to say that after using something, you can use it again.”
And while you sit in a cardboard booth and dine using cardboard cups and bowls, be sure to check out the life-size cardboard giraffe and cardboard models of such famous structures as the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Eiffel Tower.
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[via Technabob and Oddity Central]