A ‘Sheltered Island’ Made From Recycled Materials

Amsterdam-based design studio Social-Unit originally created a bed unit for homeless shelters, produced from recycled plastic bottle caps.

Amsterdam-based design studio Social-Unit originally created a bed unit for homeless shelters, produced from recycled plastic bottle caps. Photo courtesy of Social Unit/No.19 Greek Street.

The Amsterdam-based design studio Social-Unit originally created a bed unit for homeless shelters, produced from recycled plastic bottle caps.

Social Unit Bed No.19 Greek Street

Using recycled materials and the creative use of space they came up with this elegant design.

Social Unit Bed at No.19 Greek Street

The bed is specifically crafted to create a cosy “sheltered island” space in the middle of a large open-plan space.

Social Unit Bed at No.19 Greek Street

The structure gives a feeling of an individual ‘home’ almost like a small self contained cabin providing a safe personal space regardless of the room or surrounding environment.

Social Unit Bed at No.19 Greek Street

Photo courtesy of Social Unit/No.19 Greek Street.

The design has also been adapted and modified to become a luxurious residential bed complete with ample storage, a vanity table, a small desk, and electric outlets and lighting.

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