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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.’

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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.

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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.

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“RESMO is an innovative foldable piece of furniture. It has three modes: a sitting-, lying- and storage-mode. The inspiration of RESMO comes from passengers with long waiting times in airports.”

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“From this a concept arises that combines a comfortable resting possibility with a space-saving design. The concept also provides a private element to create some privacy in a public space. RESMO helps stressed passengers to get sufficient relaxation from their tired journey. RESMO stands for simplicity, comfort and good mood. RESMO is trying to reach a new level of modern furniture – contemporary, space saving and stylish. Beside airports, RESMO also is suitable for other occasions for example at home, on the terrace or outdoors.”

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About the designer, Chien-Hui Ko:

I am a product designer based in Berlin. In my projects the user is the starting point for my research and development. It makes the products more ergonomic, intuitive and user friendly. I am experienced in various projects, like furniture for public place and home, electronic products, e-mobility, kitchen ware and interface design. Furthermore, I always have the goal to integrate the culture of the user into my design for a better experience.  I also aim for a high sustainability of the products.”