Instead of needing to unfold a pull-out couch, this multifunctional design integrates a comfy place to sleep.
Stephanie Hornig, an Austrian product designer and University of the Arts graduate currently based in London, has designed a series of furniture inspired by camping. Along with a torch in a stone power strip and a lamp with a large tabletop, she created this sleeping bag on legs.
It resembles a sofa, with a bed included as part of the design. The cover unzips to reveal a padded inside and you can climb in when it’s time to sleep without needing to do anything to transform it into a bed.
Hornig told Sight Unseen:
My latest project Camp was — probably like every graduation project — very personal. In the last year I travelled a lot, and I missed the feeling of home when I arrived in these empty rooms. I began to compare the life of a modern nomad with camping; it’s the feeling of simplicity and independence when we’re outside in nature that inspired me. The pieces are reminiscent of the outdoor world and retain their functional character.