Anyone who has ever been stuck at an airport overnight has likely wished for a private, comfortable space to catch some shut-eye in the midst of all the chaos. A mat that folds up entirely flat but can be manipulated into all sorts of different shapes offers just that. The RESMO by Chien-Hui Ko is a piece of portable folding furniture designed specifically for ‘camping involuntarily at the airport.’
Envisioned as a versatile, low-cost option that airport operators can offer to sleepy delayed passengers, the RESMO is easy to use, transport and store. A series of tabs and straps can transform it from a flat surface to a recliner in seconds, and a built-in head shield helps create some privacy in busy open spaces.
Multiple units can be hooked together into benches or larger beds to create family zones in open areas designated by the airport. Made of a heavy-duty felt, it has soundproofing capabilities to help reduce background noise. The design won a Red Dot Award for Design Concept 2014.