The Lapland Bed reconciles the ease, efficiency, and convenience of a flat-pack design with a contemporary minimalism and refinement. The construction becomes part of the design, affording an intuitive assembly and prioritizing legibility. The pieces can be carried individually, which reduces strain and mitigates the frustration of moving, and then can be easily assembled with interchangeable parts and clear fits. The Eastern ash frame is held together with satisfying screw-on caps, giving the user a sense of security in the strength of their bed.
My main goal was to create a visually clean bed that could be transported easily in smaller pieces, and then reassembled without instructions. Relying on the affordance created by a lap joint, and the intuitive motion of screwing a cap on to tighten, the all-wood construction is only sixteen individual pieces.