A car demonstrating that cardboard and boxes, used intelligently, can offer surprising, sustainable design possibilities.

CARTONDRUCK asks: How can special materials improve our mobility in the future?
Sarah Illenberger answers: The idea behind the CARTONDRUCK smart is to give visual form to the electric car’s sustainability: more than a thousand cardboard boxes decorate the already-“green” smart.

At the smart urban stage in Paris, I presented the outcome of many hours of work.

German packaging specialist CARTONDRUCK originally came up with idea to create a cardboard car. Together with me, they tested different materials and designs to achieve a fully functional, creative solution with working exterior mirrors and interior controls.

Video blogger Clemens Poloczek (a.k.a. Ignant) documented this unique, sustainable cooperation. Take a look at the results.