It was 2013 and we had recently moved into a brand new studio. The space was a fun Philly corner with plenty of room for our design shenanigans. We knew we could clean it up nicely and make it our new home except for… the drop ceiling grid, which was unfortunately essential to the operation of the space in warm and cold weather. Sound familiar?! Office spaces, basements and so many other commercial and residential buildings are designed to work with lay in ceiling tiles without any regard for aesthetics. With this challenge in mind we set out to design a beautiful, affordable and sustainable ceiling tile.
Hundreds of exacto blades later we arrived at a promising solution. We folded, cut and transformed cardboard into a dimensional tile that could pattern and transform ceilings into landscapes (you can see some of our very first experiments below). We decided to call them FoldScapes. The resulting designs are modern, cost effective (more cost affordable than anything you will find at a home improvement store), recycled and recyclable decorative ceiling tiles. Over the years we have seen them used all over the world in surprising ways. Today we will explain how the tiles work and how to best transform any space with them, no matter the final end use or your skill level.