Built to Last

Chairigami founder Zachary Rotholz ’11 finds himself uncomfortably in the spotlight.

Zachary Rotholz ’11, the 22-year-old who opened a cardboard furniture store on York Street this September, is getting tired of explaining his work to customers. He maintains a friendly and enthusiastic attitude. Yet when he’s asked for what feels like the millionth time, “Is the chair sturdy?” you can hear a bit of fatigue and boredom in his response: “There’s only one way to find out! Try it!” Rotholz explains that he has to sell his products twice. First, he must sell the concept of. . . Read more
Justine Yan