Really like this 1996 untitled “box corners” sculpture by Tom Friedman: “A construction made from the corners of cardboard boxes that contained products the artist used over the course of one year.”
And I like the amorphous, concave polyhedron of brand packaging.
Its structure is related to crystal twinning and compounds of cubes. Each tetrahedral “corner” of the sculpture is a recognizable fragment of a rectangular box. While the cut-out cardboard box corners are not as symmetrically arranged as in the compound polyhedrons and the twin crystal shown below, an intersection of boxes is implied, none-the-less.
left: pyrite twin (triplet) crystal; right: Intersection of Two Cubes
Compound polyhedrons with 6, 7 and 10 cubes (from: Wolfram Mathworld)
See also: George Hart’s website
(2 more ways of reusing cut off box corners, after the fold…)
“Cardboard-Box Corners Used as Display Stands”
Corners cut off of boxes form tetrahedrons.
The proposed tetrahedral display stands are depicted correctly in the cut out box diagram,
The display stands shown in the shoe shop illustration, however, judging by their rectangular alignment, appear to be pyramids not tetrahedrons.
Unless the boxes those corners were cut from were octahedral, the illustrator made a mistake here.
2. From a 1949 issue of Popular Mechanics:
“Corners Cut from Cardboard Box Align Paper When Stapling”
(Corners cut off of boxes used to form a jig for stapling)