Papillionaire Bicycles / Karton Group US

Papillionaire Bicycles was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2009. Our aim is to integrate bike-riding seamlessly into your everyday life. Whether you’re in jeans, a dress, a suit or flip-flops, riding a Papillionaire is easy, clean and fun, with each model customizable to suit your own unique style. We've worked tirelessly to create bikes not only chic and modern, but built to last a lifetime, bringing classic European design to the streets of Australia and the USA.


KARTON is what happens when you leave a stack of cardboard in a room with a group of edgy designers and innovative engineers. The 'think outside the box' challenge was to create a 100% recyclable product that fits easily into the urban lifestyle and complements it: affordable yet stylish, low maintenance but entirely functional. The big clincher was that it had to be assemblable in minutes and without tools. The project started in a warehouse in Berlin in the 1980's. It was introduced in 2011 to the Aussie market by a young start-up from Melbourne. We're excited to finally be bringing Karton to the US, and hope you love the alternative furniture experience as much as we do.