Giles Miller is a young designer with a degree in Furniture Design from Loughborough University. Upon graduation, Miller and three other colleagues formed the design collective Farm, which aims to strengthen the relationship between British manufacturing and the UK’s emerging design talent to create new and innovative products for new and existing markets. More recently, Miller graduated from the Royal College of Art in Kensington and is now exhibiting pieces at the up and coming Gallery Fumi in East London.
Corrugated Cardboard Coffee Table. Designed by Giles Miller.
Miller is known for his award winning cardboard pieces which use a special fluting technique to create lightness in a typically chunky material. The fluting process involves alternating the angle of the corrugation in the cardboard to produce varied designs and patterns on its surface. Miller’s fluted coffee table has a traditional organic pattern that defies the standard look of corrugated cardboard. His fluted lamp has a similar but more subtle pattern which is enlivened by illumination, giving the lamp a classy shadow-puppet quality. The lamp also reminds me of sitting next to a fire without the negative effects of smoke.
Corrugated Cardboard Lamp. Designed by Giles Miller.
Corrugated Cardboard Laptop Case. Designed by Giles Miller.
Giles Miller also creates interesting products with his fluted corrugated cardboard technique. His corrugated laptop case is especially cool and can be personalized. There is definitely something edgy (and perhaps really risky) about carrying your laptop around in a cardboard case. While impact resistant, I’m not so sure about being caught in a rainstorm with a cardboard box. Miller’s products are all sustainable, being made from cardboard which is recycled and recyclable.