Every year, Moholy Nagy University organizes school projects with the Hungarian Furniture Association that include a design to be launched as part of their open source design initiative. This year’s theme was ‘Kid’ which included learning, storing and relaxing furniture for 6-12 year olds.
Art and design student Márton Hegyesi took part in this project and created Frizi, a cool children’s chaise longue made of plywood and polyfoam, materials that are both cheap and easily accessible. The goal with open source design projects is that they don’t cost a lot of money, aren’t difficult to find, and can be built by a professional or even at home using the free downloadable instructions.
Hegyesi chose polyfoam because it is a durable material that can withstand child abuse and is a cheaper alternative to padding. Every component in the bed can be easily removed, cleaned and reassembled with little effort. The compact size is perfect for keeping kids comfortable without taking over an area in your home. Also, it’s pretty cool to see, isn’t it?