Casulo - The Mobile Bedroom
The complete bedroom on a pallet
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A "packed" Casulo is a box in the size of 80 x 120 x 90 cm, exactly the base area of a euro-pallet. More accurately, all of the furnishings are built using the box and its contents as well as the pallet itself - not a single piece goes unused in the construction of the furnishings. Because of this, the Casulo can be transported within Germany as general cargo by any transport company for about 80€. At the same time, the furnishings are optimally secured without the need for additional packing materials. It's a living solution following the motto: "Here today, gone tomorrow!".
Several neodymium magnets are used to aid construction. The outer walls of the transport box can be quickly folded to build the walls of the wardrobe. Scratches which might have occurred during transport will not be visible after construction. The tension belt, which held the box closed during transport, will now be used to hold the wardrobe.
The three parts of the height-adjustable stool are held together by magnets during transport. Other magnets are used to hold the table in place. The table itself can be expanded to 160 x 80 cm, providing for adequate working space. The individual shelves of the shelving unit lie flat on the pallet and will be folded and stuck together.
Lengths of felt are used as both the door of the wardrobe as well as the small pockets on the shelving unit and are held in place by magnets. The felt door can be opened on either side and is held to each side wall by additional magnets. The felt pockets on the shelving units can also be placed individually with the help of magnets.
Casulo was developed by Sebastian Mühlhäuser and Marcel Krings during their final year project at the Cologne International School of Design. In November the two designers were awarded the "Abraham and David Roentgen Prize" for their project.
SuperMagnete.de sponsored the project by providing the required magnets.