Electronics company designs products that come in boxes designed for re-purposing as cat houses

Box remade into cat house
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Samsung Electronics has applied a dot matrix design on each side of its eco-friendly corrugated cardboard boxes, allowing customers to cut the boxes more easily and assemble them into other uses, such as small end tables or houses for pets.

Samsung made the announcement about the new eco-friendly packaging being introduced across its Lifestyle TV product portfolio.

The new ‘eco-packaging’ made from eco-friendly corrugated cardboard will be applied to The Serif, The Frame and The Sero, allowing customers easier recycling as well as upcycling of the cardboard boxes for creative reuse.

Included within the packaging is a manual to guide customers on how to make household items out of the cardboard boxes. the manual can be accessed by scanning the QR code on the box.

Owners of The Serif who tend to put shelves and furniture around the TV can build cat houses, magazine racks and even shelves from the cardboard boxes to store household items and electronic devices, including the remote control.

Cat next to cat house made from box
Cat house made from “The Serif” box. Image courtesy of Samsung Electronics
box made into magazine rack
magazine rack
small shelves made from boxes
Small shelves made from “The Serif” box. Image courtesy of Samsung Electronics

Earlier this year, Samsung won CES 2020 Innovation Awards for its eco-packaging concept for promoting the efficient use of resources.

“Consumers are more likely to purchase from a brand that shares similar fundamentals and values as they do, and with our eco-packaging, we believe that we can provide our customers with a new experience that considers the environment as an important way to express themselves,” said Kangwook Chun, Executive Vice President and Head of Product Strategy Team of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.

As part of the rollout of the new eco-packaging, Samsung and Dezeen, a British lifestyle magazine, will hold a global design competition. The two companies will award the most unique and practical designs and will apply the designs into its eco-packaging manual. Submissions close on May 29, 2020. For more information, visit: https://www.dezeen.com/2020/04/06/samsung-out-of-the-box-competition-launch/

Source: https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-to-introduce-eco-packaging-for-its-lifestyle-tv-lineup