cardboard whale tail

by Luis Rodrigalvarez $24.00
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Call Me Ishmael

Sometimes it's tough to take that first dive into the sea of papers on your desk. Enter the Cardboard Whale Tail. Made from cream-colored cardboard, this sculptural design brings a charming touch of seafaring intrigue to your desk, bookshelf or tabletop. Decorate each cardboard panel with paint, glitter, or wrapping paper for extra pizzazz, or leave white and make contemporary waves in your home. Made in the USA.

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Made from
recycled cardboard
11" H x 5" dia.
Care: Keep away from water and flames. Assembly instructions included.
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Luis Rodrigalvarez

After working as a designer for several design firms, manufacturers, and advertising companies in Madrid, Spain, Luis followed his wife to Charlottesville, Virginia and landed at Cardboard Safari as head designer. The quick success of his first design, a cardboard deer trophy, emboldened them to make more fun stuff.

When not designing Luis loves to cook and share his recipes with family and friends. Having grown up in Spain, he tries to recreate the flavors of the Mediterranean in his kitchen.

Luis was inspired to become an artist after working and consulting for the Spanish sculptor Juan Muñoz. He enjoyed becoming a part of the artwork through his involvement. Luis discovers new ideas from traveling in airplanes, subways and cars. "The process of being in motion to another place makes me think from a different perspective and gives me time to turn ideas around in my head."

When starting a new design he considers the material or the tool as these define the possibilities and limitations. "The fragility, flatness and strength are the main characteristics of cardboard that drive my projects and spawn many small sketches and notes. As the idea develops I test and test and as I approach the final design I try to simplify the design as much as possible." collection

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