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This DSLR Box Design Doubles as the Owner’s Manual

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Sustainability is a big and important idea these days, and it’s the one behind this new concept box design for DSLR cameras. It’s clever packaging that has two uses: once the camera is safely transported to the owner, the box is taken apart and used as the owner’s manual for the camera.

Designer Karin Hilgenkamp created the box as a graduation project at her art institute in the Netherlands. On each side of the box is a different 2D diagram of the camera within. To convert the box into the instruction manuals, one simply has to punch out the various pieces:

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Here’s what the pieces look like when they’re removed from their holes:

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Turn them on their side, and you’ll find that each one is a little miniature booklet with information about one part of the camera:

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There’s even a cover for the manual that helps you keep all the individual pieces in one place:

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This concept design obviously isn’t for people who like keeping original boxes around, but it’s an interesting idea for how things like boxes can be reused rather than thrown away.

(via Behance via PSFK)

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