Concept for The Challenge in Frame Magazine issue 120 - Design for the displaced
Displaced people often live in cohabitation contexts and have to share most of the spaces where they live with other people.
In these cases, the bed and the few square meters around it become the only real personal space. In this space people need to feel welcome, have the possibility feel safe and relax, have privacy and feel as much at home as possible.
Rigo is a furniture series composed by a bed and a garment rack for organizing clothes. The two products are completed by a series of accessories that can be easily mounted on them in different positions.
“Rigo” in Italian means “line”, it is the line on which you can write stories or compose music. In this case it is the line where you can compose your homey space around you. The core idea is that to be able to feel at home you should be surrounded by objects that “care” about your needs and you should have the possibility to personalize your own space depending on your necessities and your taste.
Even in the limited space of the bed and the small area around it, Rigo allows you to choose which accessories you need and where to mount them, in the same way as in your home you choose the furniture you like and how to arrange it.
Rigo is mainly made of metal, so as to be resistant and suitable for public spaces were facilities need to be fireproof and durable.
The product is linear and simple in order to meet the economical requirements of the target. However the accessories and the flexibility, the choice of the colors, the matt finish of the metal and some details in wood, make the aesthetics playful and welcoming.
Design Team: Giulia Pesce and Ruggero Bastita