The project for this furniture has been commissioned by the American University of Notre Dame for its student residence in Rome.
The request was for a set of furniture for every student, consisting of a bed, a wardrobe and a desk with chair that could offer the greatest possible storage space for clothes and objects.
The main concept of the project is a set of three basic modular elements that compose the loft bed and can be arranged in different ways, according to individual needs and space availability.
The wardrobe module (±100cmx60cm), the desk (±100cmx50cm) and the bed (±100cmx200cm) can be combined in three different solutions: the bed can be assembled over the desk and the wardrobe, facing one another, or it can be assembled over the two elements placed side by side (by adding two little pillars and crossbeams for an improved stability), or using the three elements individually, with the bed on the floor.
An Italian firm produced the 92 loft beds in use at the residence at the moment.
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