Tentbed long

For the IdeasCity event in Detroit, a conference and residency program on access and cultural equity, OS_Studio developed a range of configurable, low-cost, sleeping units to accommodate fellows of the residency program. Since the event took place in one of the city’s many left empty buildings, they provided a minimum of comfort and privacy to its temporary residents. The mobile structures allow local customisation and are easy to mount and dismount. All material could fit one container and therefore be shipped and re-used during one of Ideas City’s following events. What served as sleeping units in Detroit and later in Athens and Arles was entirely re-configured for the event in Manhattan and later on in Shanghai. Commissioned by Joseph Grima for IdeasCity and The New Museum, New York Photography: OS_Studio Detroit 2016

Low-cost, temporary Sleeping unit

by OS Studio

for Ideas City

perforated pine wood,
emergency blanket ,
lasercut, powder coated steel

OS_non-commercial 1.0

First edition


composed by

used parts