Cardboard Sleep Capsule

  • Company/Studio
    ATELIER OPA Co., Ltd.
  • Lead Designer(s)
    Toshihiko Suzuki
  • Design Team
  • Client
    Kotobuki Seating Co., Ltd.
  • Prize
    Winner in Product Design/Design for people
  • Company Profile

Japanese master architect Kisho Kurokawa designed Capsule hotel in 1979, and Kotobuki Seating Co., Ltd. commercialized the sleep capsule as a product. In 2020, his disciple, Suzuki, and Kotobuki developed Cardboard Sleep Capsule for refugee people of earthquakes or disasters under covid 19 circumstances. Connected two returnable boxes for shipping form a single room, with holes as an entrance and a window for daylighting and ventilation. It consists of the room, stair, outer private space with a desk and a chair. A two-story building accommodates many people while keeping social distancing.

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