February 20, 2012

The Soft Fold Cabane is a temporary space, complete with several quilted duvets, a reading table, a low bench and a lamp. Designed by Marie Dessuant and Margaux Keller, this system can create an instant guest iceland or become a temporary solution for a newly rented apartment. Folding wooden screens create privacy.

According to the designers, the piece has its origins in a found object with very particular properties:

“It is a foldable wooden structure, found in the darkest corner of an antique market in the north of Scotland.” the duo say.

“The origin of this structure is unknown, but we are guessing that it had a previous life as fishing tent. Perhaps it was set up on a riverbank and, with the addition of a canvas, it would shelter fisherman from the elements. Whether this speculation is true or not, we know it is now out of use.”

Soft Fold Cabane is currently being exhibited in the Next Cabane exhibition; a Fabrica group show at MUDAM Luxembourg which runs until the 10th of June.

(via M.E. Design Magazine)

steph on 02/22/12

This immediately reminded me of a book I read many years ago (and it was old then) about nomadic furniture. See a page from the book here: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/nomadic-furnitu-20562

Natalia on 02/22/12

Cool find! Thanks for sharing, Steph.

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