Bunk Bed Building: Nested Bunk Beds Make Room for Playtime, Sleep 20

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Designed as a way to create a living space for 7-8 people in 36 square meters (that's about 387 square feet), the "Nested Bunk Bed" is designed as a flexible solution to a common living situation in South Africa. The design, inspired by the iconic Russian Matroichka dolls that also inspired this cool living concept, won the 36sqm Challenge, as well as a red dot award late last year.

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Each bed is fitted with a single mattress, and the whole "bunk bed building" sleeps five and also functions as grandstand-style seating and as a couple of sofa-like seating options; when not in use, the bed can fold away to provide more room. 4 bed sets, sleeping a total of 20, were installed in an AIDS orphanage in Wellington, South Africa, through an initiative set up by the design competition sponsors.

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200 more bunk beds are in planned for production this year for other orphanages in the area, and will eventually be available to the public -- they're saying by April -- once the factory is up and running. The design was conceived by ::Tsai Design Studio

See also: ::Lollipop: Hide-Away Bunk Bed System, ::Transformer Furniture: Sofa Into Bunk Bed, ::BEDUP: The Space-Saving Bed that Falls From the Ceiling and ::Less is More: Murphy Bed/Desk/Closet All in One
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Tags: South Africa

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