An english version of the film « How to make cardboard furnitures”
is aviable on this web site :
Who we are
La Compagnie Bleuzen is an "Association loi de 1901" (the 1901 law being a French statute specific to non-profit organizations). Our activities are based on an original craft : the making of cardboard furniture. Our furniture is resistant, long-lasting and washable (it is varnished).
We also travel to other areas in France to teach our craft,
other countries too.
Here are some of the environments with which we have worked :
Our furniture is made with corrugated cardboard, simple, double
and triple groove. First, a frame is created with intertwined cardboard plates
which are cut out according to the original design. This is the support frame
of the piece, just like it would be the case for a ship. Then, the frame is
covered with cardboard that will be "rolled" on its forms to a perfect
This technique allows a great freedom in the choice of shapes and materials.
In order to complete the finishing details and the final color of the piece, different types of hand made paper can be used (for instance, Nepal paper made with Lokta fiber), as well as tissue paper applied with a mixture of glue and pigments, or kraft paper, newspaper, etc.
Adding components and materials in the finishing work, will allow to create many different nuances of "sheen".
Finally, the piece of furniture is made waterproof with a varnish.
Ask for the video tape !