A space-saving bed system designed Tsai Design Studio of Cape Town was name Most Beautiful Object in South Africa.Nested Bunk Beds consist of five mattresses on wheeled frames that can be stored against a wall during the day and telescope out to at night. They were initially developed for a design competition that called for ways of comfortably sleeping seven people in a 6x6 metre room - a common situation in South Africa's townships and shack districts. The photos above show the beds in use at an Aids orphanage in Wellington, South Africa. Too many people and not enough space are at epidemic levels in South Africa’s town ships. It’s normal for 6 to 8 people to share 36sqm of space. The Nested Bunk Bed is a winning entry for the ‘36sqm Design Challenge’, a design competition in South Africa aimed to bring better lifestyle and the best use of space to those in overcrowded, tiny, low cost houses.
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