A Mini Room On Wheels In Less Than One Square Meter

Carlotta Marelli
·2 minuto per la lettura
Photo credit: Courtesy Duilio Secondo Studio
Photo credit: Courtesy Duilio Secondo Studio

From ELLE Decor

In 1952, with his 15 square meter Cabanon, Le Corbusier constructed the perfect microcosm: a square layout measuring 3.66 meters per side, constructed according to the proportions of the Modulor. Today, 70 years later, Roman studio Duilio Secondo Studio, founded by Stefano Sciullo and Irma Cipolletta, proposes an even more radical version of the minimalist home made mobile “to satisfy the needs of a traveler with a nomadic lifestyle, like adaptability, freedom, lightness, and easy transportation”.

Their Traveling Cabanon, presented during the last edition of Edit Napoli, is a module on wheels — a box that when closed measures just 0.8 cubic meters. Unfolded, it occupies a surface of 200 x 80 cm (rising one meter in height), with room for a desk, two chairs, a table with storage space and a single bed.

Photo credit: Courtesy Duilio Secondo Studio
Photo credit: Courtesy Duilio Secondo Studio
Photo credit: Courtesy Duilio Secondo Studio
Photo credit: Courtesy Duilio Secondo Studio

Amidst a worldwide pandemic and with travels reduced to a bare minimum, the box can easily be transformed within the home to provide a bit of added privacy, play space for separated parents hosting the kids during the weekend (in the version for kids) or in a micro-office to open in the morning and close at the day’s end, both inside and outside (yes, there’s also an outdoor version).

“Referring to the realities of traditional populations that live in harmony with the nature, seasonality, and the migration of animals, the ‘Traveling Cabanon’, like the yurt, Bedouin tent, and teepees, welcomes essential, everyday functions in a reduced space,” explain the designers. “These functions have also been identified in relation to the naval imaginary, which has long flanked the design research of Duilio Secondo Studio, and represents a micro, autonomous world.”

The Traveling Cabanon is a design project but also a celebration of carpentry, with a structure in solid Slavonia oak, and fillings and interior furnishings in birch.

Photo credit: Courtesy Duilio Secondo Studio
Photo credit: Courtesy Duilio Secondo Studio
Photo credit: Courtesy Duilio Secondo Studio
Photo credit: Courtesy Duilio Secondo Studio

www.duiliosecondo.com