I've been invited to give feedback to all Parsons students, regarding your thesis projects.
Your project idea is playful and environmentally conscious, for sure. It's clever to articulate it as you have ask well: "packaging as furniture and furniture as packaging." You can never downplay the power of strong messaging.
It's great how you've positioned this design concept in the context of NY's packaging AND furniture waste problem. You've not addressed existing waste at all, but you have provided a proactive strategy for keeping new waste out of the picture.
The only other thing I'd suggest is to consider this design beyond a work station alone. How might Funcy be all kinds of furniture made from its packaging? Limiting it to work stations cuts down the overall positive impact.
Have fun with this! J.