The trunk passes under its wheels the metamorphosis of the seasons and adapts to each of them. A modular object for everyday use, it awakens the primary nature of furniture: that of being able to move.

The Nomadic Trunk : modular garden furniture

Specially designed for the garden and the terrace, the nomadic trunk invites you to get out of your home, to enjoy the outdoors and its changes with the seasons. Its sober lines inspired by old and traditional modes of transport are the work of designer Thibaud Klepper, in partnership with Sarah Babaud & Martin Lecomte of Atelier W110.

The trunk is based on a cart structure, modular devices in the form of stackable boxes of various sizes and their lids. The multiple possibilities of assembly and layout allow to meet all the needs of outdoor life, whatever the activity. When autumn prepares nature for the first frosts, the cart used alone can be used to stack wood thanks to the notches on the floor of the cart, so that the logs are held securely and can be easily moved. The neatly designed wooden boxes allow you to collect small bundles to keep handy for easy fire lighting. From the woodshed to the fireplace, the mobile trunk, solid and handy, allows you to keep a supply of wood near the front door to feed the fireplace.

As early as March, nature shows the first signs of awakening and the preparation of the vegetable garden invites to bring out some tools before starting the planting. The large tools can be attached to the floor of the cart, the boxes carry seeds, soil and watering cans. By modulating the position of the boxes, the nomadic trunk allows you to combine outdoor activities without having to return to the house. Easy to handle, it can be used to store children’s games as well as cushions and plaids to lie down during a family or friendly picnic in the garden or in the meadows.

Materials from the circular economy and the short circuit

Designed to meet all kinds of needs and adapt to all kinds of nature, the nomadic trunk can easily be stored in the trunk of a car for a day at the beach. The boxes with their lids contain beach towels, balloons, umbrellas and coolers that can be moved without worrying about taking full advantage of the seaside. Back at home, the closed boxes are used as extra furniture and discreet storage during the hot summer evenings.

As the summer vacations come to an end, the indefatigable nomadic trunk continues its tasks without fading thanks to its rot-proof, biosourced and circular economy wood. Designed to last, it is particularly robust and its structure is reinforced with metal elements designed not to rust.

Living proof that sobriety does not sacrifice aesthetics, the nomadic trunk has been designed and manufactured to integrate into nature without being a contradiction. In an environmentally friendly approach, this furniture takes shape by valorizing scraps and offcuts of wood from the nautical, flooring and veneer industries. The 16 inch diameter wheels are old children’s bike wheels, recovered for reuse in a new context. By valorizing this waste, the nomadic trunk proposes a new way of conceiving the creation of design objects by combining the ecological requirements of our time with the emergence of soft lifestyles attentive to the rhythms of nature.

By preferring rot-proof wood for the cart, the stackable boxes and their lids, Atelier W110 gives back to this resistant material its letters of nobility. Over time and through use, the patina bears witness to the unique history of each trunk, gradually transforming it into a poetic object enriched by the memories of several generations, far from the cold and impersonal uniformity of industrial production.

This nomadic trunk was conceived and designed by Atelier W110 in collaboration with the designer Thibaud Klepper as part of the Booster Circulaire program, an initiative of the association Les Canaux, which supports and promotes actors of a solidarity-based and environmentally friendly economy. The nomadic trunk and all the creations of Atelier W110 are presented at Maison&Objet, September 2022 edition.

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