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Brief Published: 1 Aug 2012

Izhar Gafni’s Cardboard Bike


Israeli entrepreneur Izhar Gafni has created a bicycle made entirely from recycled corrugated cardboard. Taking inspiration from Japanese origami, Gafni built the frame and wheels by hand, folding the material to boost its structural strength. The final design can support up to 140kg and has a waterproof coating, so that it can be used in all weather conditions. It costs approximately $10 to manufacture.

Gafni says he started the environmentally friendly project after being told by engineers that he couldn’t make a fully functioning bike out of cardboard.