Moholy Nagy University organizes school projects with the Hungarian Furniture Association every year 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 chaise longue for children made from 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 hard to find, and can be made 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 upholstery. Every component in the bed can be easily removed and cleaned and reassembled with little effort. The compact size is perfect for kids to feel comfortable without taking over an area in your home. Plus, it’s pretty cool to watch, isn’t it?