Fabrica worked with seven designers to re-interpret the foldable wooden cabin structure. The origin of this pop-up movable structure is unknown, but it is thought that these cabins began as fishing tents to protect fisherman from the elements. Inside its temporary walls, one finds not only shelter but a place for reflection, perhaps. The designers’ interpretations of the cabin marry the traditional quality of simple life with a more complex contemporary existence.

Above: Soft Fold by Marie Dessuant & Margaux Keller
Soft Fold is a temporary space which invites the users to take time out of their day. Duvets, a reading table, a low bench and a lamp compose this hybrid furniture/space. The harmony of colors emphasizes this soft and quiet atmosphere.

Check them all out:

Rod by Amaury Poudray & Brian Wood
The simple folded structure has been deconstructed to create new functional objects and sculptural elements. Each component has been colored to be recognized and to highlight its value. The transformation pays homage to the pureness of the initial volume.

Mobile Museum by Philip Bone & Dean Brown
The Mobile Museum is a traveling museum, with contents contributed by people from all over the world (thats you). We welcome contributions from different backgrounds. Whether you are an artist, designer, illustrator, photographer or other practitioner, we want to hear from you. Unlike a conventional Museum the collection is always changing, evolving depending on its location, with the location itself dictating the theme.

The first Mobile Museum exhibition took place during the Milan Furniture Fair 2011, under the curatorial Theme of “Family”. The second MM exhibition was staged at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the Friday Late Summer Camp programme. Most recently it was hosted in Brussels as part of Design September 2011.

Weathering the Storm by Valentina Carretta & Gustavo Millon
A space to relax, surrounded by a landscape recently shaped by a violent storm. A space where you can enjoy rain puddles reflections and light a bonfire, without the risk of getting wet or burned. An ironic statement showing how man will never control nature…

Maze by Catarina Carreiras
A typographic maze is the perfect excuse to hide away from the rest of the world and be embraced by the wisdom of words. A typeface was made so that each letter tells its own secret, in a story of shapes, volumes, lines and colors. With walls made of paper, “Maze” is a Cabane that can shift from time to time, depending on what you want to say.

The Waiting Room by Kirsty Minns
The ‘Waiting Room’ is about experiencing time, To make people feel conscious that time is passing. It is a place to stop and appreciate these minutes, hours, and seconds. The Cabane is inviting the user to try to see an alternative way of looking at time. The very nature of the cabane’s temporality also offers another layer to the waiting room. The intention is to try to force viewers to come face on with experiencing time, and to invite a discussion about how acknowledging time creates a greater awareness and comfort with your own existence.

Net Cabane by Giorgia Zanellato
The initial inspiration for the Cabane was the lightness and the transportability of the wooden structure. The structure is thought to be originally used by Scottish Fishermen, the rope offering a direct reference to this previous life, complemented by the wood construction. The nets are built through the support of the structure, which in turn is reinforced by the nets. In this way it creates a space where the rope gives different suggestions and possibilities for spaces and uses. It defines an environment that keeps the idea of a temporary space thus conserving the origin of the object itself.

Photos © Alberto Ferretto / FABRICA.

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