Approach for mobile living

Mobility and flexibility are among the most important requirements for young people in their studies and professional life. Study place here, semester abroad there, internship there and then a master’s degree, again in another city. Most furniture, however, represents exactly the opposite. They are bulky, difficult to transport and by no means versatile. This work pursues the question, which approaches of mobile living already exist and why they did not become generally accepted. Requirements for furniture are researched in connection with different generational influences and lifestyles and from this a new concept for mobile and flexible living is developed. Young generation members strive for self-realization and freedom of design in their lives, previous concepts left little room for this.

Content of the thesis

The solution to this problem is the approach of meimoe. Since meimoe is only a basic framework, the furniture can be designed freely. It consists of a minimal number of different components, which allows you to build all the necessary furniture (and even some dispensable ones). The core of the whole thing is a connecting sleeve. It can be used to join together slats available from the hardware store. 2 bar dimensions are sufficient for the construction of many pieces of furniture. These can then be converted and redesigned according to current requirements. The bed becomes a chair for the evening round of skat and the unused shelf becomes an additional table with the unhinged room door. The whole thing can be disassembled to a minimum packing size for the next move and sent by mail.