Cardboard Whale Tail

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Luis Rodrigalvarez


Luis Rodrigalvarez created by

Luis Rodrigalvarez

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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.

Luis Rodrigalvarez

created by

Luis Rodrigalvarez

After working as a designer for several design firms, manufacturers, and advertising companies in Madrid, 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.

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."

When not designing Luis loves to cook and share his recipes with family and friends.


Made in the USA

Made from
recycled cardboard
11" H x 5" dia.
Care: Keep away from water and flames. Assembly instructions included.
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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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