Beds 07

Published on June 30th, 2014 | by Gisela Vidallé


KURA Little Forest House


Challenging the limits of a pre-defined object, I studied its construction system, its vulnerabilities and material language to alter it looking for another use, not documented or anticipated in the original proposal.

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With a playful catalyst, I altered the structure extending the construction system and wrapped it in MDF with wood veneer, creating a LITTLE FOREST HOUSE with two spaces for play and relaxation for the child.
The “house” has two levels and it can be adapted to the different needs of the child as she or he grows. In this case, I proposed to use the top as a bed and the bottom as a play or entertainment area that can be experienced as a playhouse, with mini-doors and mini-windows, or as a music or reading area that the child and adult can enjoy together.

IKEA GORM with doors
Monster’s (eye)Ball
I’m with you, Jules!
Here’s a high five
No, I don’t want to miss out on any hack. Tell me when the move happens. Here are my details:

The Author

Gisela Vidallé

12 Responses to KURA Little Forest House

  1. Jason says:

    This is above and beyond. Wonderful work.

  2. MellyTattz MellyTattz says:

    Fantastic! Makes me miss having little ones running around my house

  3. michela says:

    WOW !

  4. Francesca says:

    I have a small question: can you get to the second level from inside the “house”?

  5. utz says:

    How did you connect the roof beams? Just screws?

  6. Esther says:


    How much extra (apart from the 199 for the bed) did you spend?

  7. Carl Duggan says:

    beautiful design. very impressive.
    I’m a little confused, though. Did you make two versions or is one a mock up?
    In all the photos except the finished piece in situ, the new “ladder” holes appear to be cut into the long side of the bed. In what seems the finished bed in a bedroom, the holes are cut into short end.

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