1,6 S.M. OF LIFE DESK CONVERTIBLE TO BED

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1,6 S.M. OF LIFE DESK CONVERTIBLE TO BED
by ATHANASIA LEIVADITOU

  • Awarded April 15, 2011
  • CLIENT: Studio NL (my own practice)
  • 11.529

The main concept was to comment on the fact that our lives are shrinking in order to fit into the confined space of our office. Eventually, I realised that each civilisation may have a very different perception of things depending on its social context. For example, this desk could be used for a siesta or for a few hours of sleep at night on those days when someone struggles to meet deadlines. The project was named after the dimensions of the prototype (2,00 meters long and 0,80 meter wide =1,6 s.m.) and the fact that work keeps taking up more and more space in our life.

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Interview with ATHANASIA LEIVADITOU on 1,6 S.M. OF LIFE DESK CONVERTIBLE TO BED

What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
The main concept was to comment the fact that our lives are shrinking in order to fit into the confined space of our office. Eventually I realised that each civilisation may have a very different perception of things depending on its social context.
What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
Creating a desk convertible to bed that would not demand extra space.
Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
It was an inspiration that came from exhausting working hours of my classmates that did not have an apartment close to the university.
How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
The desk that can be converted into a bed alludes to the hectic schedule of the contemporary working man. To get some rest during the day (or even during the night) is a luxury. The prototype is 2,00 meters long and 0,80 meter wide (1,6 s.m.).
What is the most unique aspect of your design?
The combination of two totally opposite functions (work and rest) in one object.

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