Product designer Stephanie Hornig takes inspiration from her own nomadic lifestyle when creating beautifully simple objects. A “citizen of the world,” she was born in Austria, studied in Berlin, was trained in Milan–where she worked for renowned Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola–and is now based in London.
Hornig’s fantastic Camp Daybed is a cozy sleeping bag on legs that pays tribute to hyper-functional camping elements and her own adventurous life on the road.
Camp Daybed is part of Stephanie’s final project at Berlin’s University of Arts, and just like most graduation projects it’s a very personal one. The cool, multifunctional sofa was inspired by her feelings of simplicity and independence when being outside in nature. The design has many different uses; it’s perfect as a relaxing daybed, a colorful couch, or a sleeping mattress. It’s also great for overnight guests.
The camping-inspired seat is deep, so it’s comfortable to sleep on at night, and the green quilted fabric features fluorescent red rubber straps that fasten it to the structure. Just as with a tent there are pockets at the back of the seat, a feature that comes in handy for throwing in a phone, the remote control, or a magazine.
See more of Stephanie Hornig’s nomadic creations here.
Photos courtesy of Stephanie Hornig