When we first began designing the bed base we really focused on the manufacturing side of the project rather than approaching it from an aesthetic prospective. We knew right from the outset that we needed to utilise CNC. CNC machines are extremely efficient and cut to the highest degree of accuracy. A big part of the brief was to eliminate any unnecessary fixings and the use of an Allen key. The leg became central to this and by combing this with a lap join it became the part that held the whole bed together.
Challenge the notion that flat-pack furniture was both poorly made and difficult to put together
The brief was to design a bed base that could be flat-packed and designed in a way that meant it could be assembled and disassembled by the customer many times over without compromising it’s structural integrity. The brief was also to challenge the notion that flat-pack furniture was both poorly made and difficult to put together by selecting the best quality raw materials and eliminating the dreaded Allen key.
The design also had to hit strict budget restraints to enable us to market the product at the best possible price with compromising on the quality of the finished product.