In a playful experimentation with materials and functions, Fraupawlik presents a surprising piece of transforming furniture. The Garderobe/Raumteiler/Bett (wardrobe/room divider/bed) is part of the Basurita line of adaptable use furniture pieces.
While perhaps not the most upscale, stylish piece of furniture ever conceived, the Garderobe/Raumteiler/Bett takes function to another level entirely. Perfect for a cramped studio apartment, the piece allows for storage, separation of spaces and sleeping – all with a tiny footprint. And because the bed goes vertical when not in use, a tiny living space can seem way more spacious while still having all of the necessities.
During the day, the object stands up to act as an open wardrobe for your shirts, suits, dresses and coats. It has the added function of working as a room divider at the same time. Because it is made of recycled materials it has a rough cut industrial look, making it seem tailor-made for a concrete loft space.
At night, the wardrobe turns into a bare-bones bed – more like a cot. The problem, of course, would be where to put your hanging clothes when you turn the object over on its side to sleep on. Using the Garderobe/Raumteiler/Bett in a guest space seems to make the most sense; that way it can still hold your clothes daily but transform temporarily when needed.
“La basurita is an interior series, which originated within the diploma project of FRAUPAWLIK. The project tempts to reduce our furniture to the essential one. Basic needs like sleep, sit, put away and stow away have the priority. Pointlessly the become everyday objects which the modern town person puts in the absence of need and interest on the street are used as a raw material. The focusing on basic needs and the functional everyday objects originating in the draught process lead back the material of the street in the living area. Multiple possibilities of utilization permit an adaptable use of the respective pieces of furniture. Thus the design from la basurita ends only with the use.”
“The bed is made up of seatbelts, a cloth rail and also of external elements. Above all it can be used as a cloth rail and a partition.Because of the interwoven lying surface its possible to create a improvised sleeping facility without needing a mattress. Additionally both external elements extend the clothe rail up to human body length and coincident the feet of the bed which create the needful stability.By mount the bed it changed into a clothe rail and partition again.”