SleepBOX represents a contemporary furniture, designed for the demands of an increasingly urbanised environment. A human-scale object, which creates a space of comfort and relaxation within airports, offices or other semi-public areas.
In collaboration with:
Caspar L., Mathias B., Manuel K., ETH Zürich, DARCH – Department of Architecture, Institute of Technology in Architecture, raplab DARCH, Kläusler Acrylstein AG, LG Hausys, Polsteratelier Struck
Photo credit: Caspar L., DARCH
The project was designed at the Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design, ETH Zürich and realized in collaboration with Kläusler Acrylstein AG.
The free-form shell is made from HI-Macs, an extremely robust solid surface material, which can be thermoformed and can be joined in a visually seamless manner. The necessary MDF moulds were produced on a three axis CNC mill at ETH.
Zürich’s Raplab and the flat HI-Macs sheets then formed into shape using vacuum. After the material cooled down it exhibited the same properties as before deformation and could be further processed similar to wood. The eleven individual pieces were then glued together to create a single homogeneous object.