Weird Wednesday: My Home is My Casulo

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Casulo, a new concept for mobile living originated in June 2007 as a part of the dissertation of Marcel Krings and Sebastian Mühlhäuser at the Köln International School of Design in Cologne. So what is it? Pictured at left, it’s a complete furniture set which can be set up in less than 10 minutes and later disassembled and repacked like a standard pallet. No tools are needed in the process. A packed Casulo can be transported and stored at nominal expense by any carrier and shipping agent. Not only can a disassembled Casulo unit be packed with one’s personal items, the Casulo itself is sturdy and thus no additional packaging materials are necessary when it is ready for transport. The Casulo can then either be sent to a prearranged address or delivered directly. Two people can lift, carry, and assemble each piece of furniture within the Casulo. The unit is constructed of durable, long lasting materials. Each Casulo unit includes all the essential furniture for setting up in a new place: wardrobe, large desk/table with a separate desk cabinet with locking drawers, a revolving, height adjustable desk chair, two stools, a single bed and mattress, and a tall set of shelves. The stools and the drawers of the desk cabinet also serve and double as additional storage containers. When disassembled and packed, the Casulo becomes a crate. It can even fit in the trunk of a medium sized vehicle. When the furniture has been disassembled and prepared for transport, the Casulo is safe and sturdy; additional packing materials are not required. An additional feature of the Casulo is that when packed, half of its volume becomes space for storage and at least 440 pounds can be safely placed atop it. See the video below. A variety of features makes each unit an innovative solution–particularly when temporary living space or student housing is necessary: there are invisible locks on the desk drawers; a magnetised clothes rack system; and safeguards for computer cables and electric wires. The Casulo ideal for those in job training, students, and people in the service industry who have to change their location frequently. People who must move frequently and rent empty rooms need no longer accumulate sets of inexpensive furnishings whose transportation costs are higher than the value of the furniture. Still in its prototype stage, Casulo’s designers look forward to going into production as soon as possible. For more information, visit this link.

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