BOXED packs a living room into a briefcase
Mary Poppins pulled a whole lot of stuff out of her bag, but she has nothing on designer Tyrone Stoddart. He proves that you can take it with you with Boxed, a design that folds all the parts for a coffee table, a desk, two stools and a lamp into one easy to carry case. The designer explains:
All of these elements can be extended by the simple introduction of another part to suit the user's need. These parts then all collapse back down to their most basic form, allowing them to be returned to the case that they are stored inside.
In North America we are losing our ash trees because of the Emerald Ash Borer, but in the UK they have a different problem:
Chalara, or ash dieback as it is more commonly known, is a disease that is wiping out ash trees all over the country. The concept of BOXED is not only to be an incredible useful and functional piece of furniture but also to educate the customer about ash dieback and the use of materials in all their products.
With this in mind, a small pouch of ash seeds is given to the consumer to go out and re-plant to ensure that there is an understanding of the problem of dieback but also to replenish the materials that have been used in this project.
Corey at BoingBoing finds the video overlong "(seen a guy screw one stick into another, seen 'em all), but the overall effect is worth the watch."