Developed with C.A.I

Nest is a bunk bed that wants to facilitate and improve the life in the alpine huts both for the hut manager and for the tourists.

The project aims to analyse the alpine huts’ interior and problems that hut owners have to manage and face during high tourism flux periods and the different seasons of the year. 

The project goal is to create a more sustainable, ethical, flexible, useful and economic system of furniture that can respond to the specific needs of an alpine hut.

Nest is entirely made in birch plywood, a material that provides good physical characteristics for a quite cheap cost.

The choice to have a mono-material product allows an easier recycle and waste disposal.

The wood in fact can be burnt to warm the hut rooms, or it can be simply through away to become compost.

The entire structure of the bed is using a patented interlocking system of joints, in order to avoid screws and fasteners, and to facilitate an easy and quick assembly without any tool.

To allow an easier storage and to exploit all the space available, Nest has been designed to be flat packed and all its components are one meter long, in order to be easy to handle and to storage also in very narrow and small places.

Nest has been designed in a way such to be adaptable to every type of existing mean of transport or backpack.

In particular its system of loops and bands allows to easily pack and fix it to every type of support in every situation during the transport.

Nest has been transported to an hut at 1700 m by three people on shoulder, in order to test its transport system and its practicality.

The bunk bed weight 65 kilos, and it encumbers a space of 90x66x20 cm once packed. One part of the bands provided for the transport and the packaging is reused to reinforce the structure of the bunk bed once mounted.

A system of shelves, created with the same band used for the transport and the packaging, allows the users to hang the tools and the clothes.

It is also possible to use small hooks, positioned on the structure of the bunk bed, in order to hang heavier equipment, backpacks or torches.

Nest is nowadays used and tested in some C.A.I. huts of the western Italian Alps.

Prototype realized by: Studio Arredi


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