Nest – Transformable Futon Furniture
Nest is a redesign of traditional futon furniture designed by a young team of Anders Backe, Ida Sofie Gøtzsche Lange, Anne-Sofie Voss, Lars Wigh and Troels Rask Pedersen in collaboration with Danish furniture manufacturer Karup. Ideal for small spaces, the Nest easily transforms between a lounge chair and a guest bed through a simple and rapid process. The only material used to design the furniture is a high quality futon mattress and nothing else.
Here is some words by the designer, “We wanted to design a piece of furniture consisting of the futon mattress itself; 1: to fully exploit its many qualities, 2: to create a simplistic furniture – both esthetically and functionally and 3: to meet the price range of the manufacturer. The idea behind the furniture is to combine characteristic of the Japanese design tradition with western preference for comfort and functionality. The central method in this project was the Vision Based Model, which consists of four layers of abstraction, within which you work on the solution throughout the process. It has the advantages of creating coherence between the concrete and abstract layers of the product; it incites that the different layers of abstraction is dealt with; and it creates a common goal for the group.”