Cardboard festival tent by KarTent amongst Red Dot design award winners

KarTent op FestyLand festival duurzaam materiaal tent karton

red dot deign awardDutch startup KarTent wins a Red Dot design award in this years product design competion. While judging several thousand submissions from dozens of countries, The Red Dot design jury members saw a reflection on nature and sustainability as the main trend in design at present, both in materials research and in product design.

KarTent sustainable design cardboard festival tent

KartTent cardboard festival tent

KarTent is a fine example of that trend ofcourse: environmental friendly material, and a less-waste solution for the thousands of festivals and their visitors during the summer months. Festival organisers can order KarTents and let visitors book their own tent. Efficient use of space and controlled waste management. The thousands of left behind nylon tents are a thing of the past, now is the KarTent.

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Most frequently asked question: What about rain? Is a cardboard tent waterproof? The simple answer: yes. Due to its effective design and use of materials, the cardboard structure is able to absorb up to 400% of its own weight in water and can retain its integrity even in wet conditions, as was proved at some very rainy events last year. It is more energy-efficient in production, emitting just half the amount of carbon dioxide of a traditional tent, and is completely recyclable after use.

kartent cardboard tent festival can stand the rain

Eco-friendly and convenient

KarTent was invented by young Dutch entrepreneurs who spotted a growing tendency by festival goers to abandon their tents at the end of the event, creating an enormous waste pile of mostly unrecyclable material. As the worldwide leader in paper-based packaging, Smurfit Kappa was able to help them turn their vision into reality by creating a 100% cardboard tent that is both eco-friendly and convenient.


Read more in the press release , on the KarTent website and on the Red dot design awards website.

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