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Year: 2011

Authorship: Sam Baron (F), Philip Bone (UK), Dean Brown (UK), Catarina Carreiras (PT), Valentina Carretta (IT), Marie Dessuant (F), Gustavo Millon (PT), Margaux Keller (F), Jason Krugman (USA), Amaury Poudray (F), Brian Wood (USA)

Next Cabane is a story in the form of a foldable wooden cabin. Small, temporary spaces where we can set our boundaries, seek shelter or simply live a different life rediscovering the quality and simplicity of things. Personal, intimate havens in harmony with their surroundings; they reflect on subjects like work, pop-up culture, loneliness, games. Alternative settings were one can live in a better way with more awareness, where design is at the service of research into materials, forms and structures.

The Next Cabane concept has its origins in a found object with very particular properties. It is a foldable wooden structure, found in the darkest corner of an antique market in the north of Scotland. The meaning of this structure is unknown, but we are guessing that it had a previous life as fishing tent. Perhaps it was set up on a riverbank, and with the addition of a canvas covering it would shelter fisherman from the elements. Whether this speculation is true or not, we know it is now out of use. Fabrica Design Studio was inspired to re-vive this amazing structure, examining its particular qualities and re-interpreting them for contemporary contexts. Essentially the structure is a movable room that can be carried from place to place. Next Cabane is about exploring the potential of this idea...

The project was launched at Fuorisalone 2011, in Corso di Porta Vittoria (Salone del Mobile, 12-17 April 2011). 

In September it moved in Belgium. Next Cabane was selected to become a part of Design September, Brussels (Musée La Loge, 8-30 September 2011)

Next Cabanes: 

"Rod", designed by Amaury Poudray & Brian Wood

"Marquise", designed by Sam Baron & Jason Krugman 

"Weathering The Storm", designed by Valentina Carretta & Gustavo Millon

"The Mobile Museum", designed by Dean Brown & Philip Bone

"Cavern", designed by Catarina Carreiras

"Full Moon", designed by Sam Baron, Jason Krugman, Amaury Poudray

"Maze", designed by Catarina Carreiras (for Design September)




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