Travelbox

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Anyone who’s lived in a city has likely faced the struggle of forcing oversized, cumbersome furniture into a 500 square foot apartment. Thanks to the architects with Austrian group Juust, all of your necessities can be combined and efficiently stored at a mere 132 pounds, weighing less than the average American. Travelbox consolidates a bed, table, chair, dresser, shelves, and even a bike in a clever arrangement that makes moving a breeze; in its closed position it measures about seven feet by four feet by one and a half feet, making it easily portable and “able to endure the inevitable bumps of international travel.” Despite the simple approach and Juust’s attempt to limit unnecessary expense, Travelbox truly provides quality products that are made to last. Wood and aluminum construction ensures the durability of the classic pieces which will remain stylish no matter where – or when – you go. And while the borderline genius design offers an extremely convenient solution to what has become a common crisis for frequent travelers and city dwellers alike, it also provides untold benefits for the environment. “Rather than being dependent on continually purchasing new furniture in each of your destinations – an approach that is both expensive and environmentally wasteful – the Travelbox prioritizes quality and provides the opportunity for re-use. Through its long life, the Travelbox picks up the marks of its many resting places and becomes an essential component of the adventurer’s journey.” The box will soon be available for custom order – better start planning your trip in the meantime.

Lizzie Wright

Lizzie

​Lizzie Wright is an aspiring artist and designer with a passion for the written word. While she works on her BFA in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she spends her (rare) spare time riding around Providence on her trusty Cannondale and drinking lots of coffee. She is especially fascinated by the dichotomy between aesthetic form and function, which has an immense influence on her work. As a lover of the natural world, Lizzie plans to focus on Nature, Culture, and Sustainability Studies to pursue a more efficient future for design. Read more by visiting her website

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