Stay At My Home by Designasyl



Recent industrial design graduates Designasyl have sent us images of their thesis project Stay At My Home, a range of temporary furniture for overnight guests.


The furniture, which includes a mattress, removable drawer, lamp and carpet, is stored in and around a side table when not in use.


Designasyl was formed by designers Luzia Kälin and Nicole Lehner, recent graduates from Swiss university FHNW Gestaltung & Kunst.


The following is from Designasyl:


stay at my home

stay at my home is a series of objects which enables the host to set up a comfortable overnight stay for his guest. The series is designed for hosts who do not have a specific guestroom available.


The main object of the series is a comfortable mattress, which offers the guest a comfortable bed for the night. Due to a special foam composition, the mattress can be rolled up and stowed away under the furniture.


The furniture serves as a base for the guest, here he can place his belongings. In the drawer of the furniture, 
cover, pillow and the bedside lamp are stored.


Once you remove the drawer from the furniture it can be placed
 as a storage box within easy reach from the bed. A torch-like lamp simplifies the guest’s nightly orientation.


The arrow-shaped carpet does not only symbolize the
 warm welcome, but can also indicate directions.

The light weight objects offer the guest the freedom to position the bedding as they like.
 The series doesn’t have to be hidden in the attic anymore, but forms an ensemble which can stay in the living space. The series simplifies having guests and therefore supports hospitality - a very important virtue in a globalised world.

Stay at my home is the Bachelor thesis by the Swiss in Industrial design students Luzia Kälin und Nicole Lehner. They finished their studies at FHNW Gestaltung & Kunst, Aarau in summer 2008. The project was supported by Johannes Fuchs und Adrien Rovero.

In collaboration with Happy AG the mattress was developed. The carpet evolved with from the kind support of Ruckstuhl AG.

Posted on Wednesday December 17th 2008 at 8:55 pm by Rob Ong. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • zuy

    it’s very near Matali Crasset for Domeau Peres

  • modular

    zuy. don’t be picky….

  • I kinda like this idea despite it’s slight ‘prisoner-on-rations’ overtone but given space in London is so limited that bedrooms are fast becoming a things of the past let alone guest bedrooms, I think it might have it’s uses

  • king

    hey!!!! i’m going out with this……kool..

    perfect for the urbane nomad!…wow!

  • christian

    i liked it.

    i dont see any in common with crasset´s proyect but the function. i think that we should concentrate in the positive values of the design instead of looking for comparisons and senseless critics.

    The language and expression of the design seems to be clean and honest, doesnt ask for anything else.

  • spin

    Sorry, but the design doesn’t seem as polished as Matali’s design.

    double mattress!

    The japanese have being doing this for years, rolled up bedding in a box.

  • Zuy is a hell of a design researcher. But I agree with the others.

    The products have the same function the same way two beds or two chairs would have. It doesn´t mean they are the same.

    I liked the project although it´s kinda too cool for my home. Ok I am a bit conservative.

  • zuy

    I ‘m agree with yours comments ….
    Great concept quite different from matali crasset’s product but there are both for urban nomad, for couch surfing aso…
    Good observations as a japonese designer, simplicity+ multifunction ( the new trend with crisis and the too much of neo baroques )…
    @Christian, if you dont see any in common with crasset´s project, may be you must go deeper in use value and social observations….
    @ Edouado ,hell and design are always in details…

  • si

    I don’t agree with any one,

    Why keep designing new chairs or any other new/old product if they all have the same
    Is form more important than function?
    The items for an idea like this can already be purchased seperately and placed in a box ready for use when your friend visits.

  • Si
    we have six billion diferent individuals on earth. Do you really think they all would like the same chair design?

    Function and form walks together. The first attends the practical needs of the user and the second the emotional needs.

  • Kellen

    Why would I want to leave bedding on the floor exposed to dirt and dust until a visitor arived? This doesn’t make sense to me. Because if it wasn’t meant to be left out at all times than there is no point to this piece.

  • Azm

    ^^YES its near But is different.

  • mikaël

    I like the flash light that doubles as a battery operated table light

  • zuy

    Kellen is right “Why would I want to leave bedding on the floor exposed to dirt and dust until a visitor arived? “….but may be we are too negative….
    to this concept , i prefer the hospitality tower of Matali Crasset or better a japapese solution or a foot stool that becomes a bed ….

  • Leedah

    very handy in students dormitories
    and for couch surfers =)

  • Jon

    Nice design, I would look into turning the whole unit upside down. Eliminating the mattress contact with the “dirt”, in my case dog hair, and the rolled matt could be functional as seating until bed time..just a thought

  • Judith

    Just what we needed when stranded for the night at JFK New York Airport by Delta Air Line. Maybe you should send a sample of this to them and suggest that rather than abandoned people to sleep on the floor they could keep these in stock and offer them to customers when they cancel. They have now lost six customers who will never fly with them again – if they had shown just a little ‘duty of care’ we may have felt more likely to consider them in the future. Or maybe you open an outlet for travellers.

  • I would look into turning the whole unit upside down. i prefer the hospitality tower of Matali Crasset or better a japapese solution or a foot stool that becomes a bed ….