Epic indeed. See all that furniture below? You have a bed, two chairs, an armoire, a cupboard, and a work desk plus stool. To think they all fit inside a rather unimposing yellow crate. Impressive, right?
Proving that the otherwise artsy over-conceptual design world can still answer the public’s economical needs, the Casulo is the dissertation of two imaginative studes from the Koln International School of Design.
For creative-tandem Marcel Krings and Sebastian Muhlhauser, the impetus behind their insta-bedroom kit is for the current generation who are coming of age in an unpredictable and gloabalized world. If you’re the type whose work requires frequent changes of residence and migrations overseas, then the Casulo (Portuguese for “cocoon”) is one hefty piece of luggage worth the investment.
According to its makers the Casulo can be unpacked in a matter of minutes and that the different pieces are modular and very durable. For example, the pair of stools that are near the bed also double as mini-cabinets while the clothes rack has design features that accommodate those essential computer cables.
Krings and Muhlhauser are quick to point that their invention could not come at a better time, with European countries plagued by fiscal woes and a lousy American job market. The Casulo stands at the opposite end of over-consumption in its stark simplicity and long term usefulness.
Come to think it, that’s a pretty inventive sell for the mobile geek who prefers frequent changes in scenery and locale.