People who move often due to their work have to sell and then buy furniture for their new place, or spend loads of money to move the old furniture. To save you from all this hassle, architect Stefan Juust has created a rectangular Travelbox that folds out to instantly furnish any living space you inhabit.
Travelbox puts an entire apartment’s furniture and a bike, in a box. Beside the bike, the Travelbox includes a bed, table, chair, and storage shelving, perfect for people on the move. Combining elements of flat-pack furniture and traditional travel trunks, this pop-up furnishing kit is perfect for urban nomads. “In its closed position it is rigid, efficient, and ready to endure the inevitable bumps of international travel. Upon arrival the Travelbox can be unfolded to instantly transform your new abode into a comfortable home,” says Juust.
Weighing just 132 pounds and measuring under 7 feet long, 4 feet tall, and just over 1 foot wide, the kit is designed to ship easily using conventional methods, able to be strapped to a car roof, packed in a container or shipped by truck, rail, boat, or plane. It has a sturdy aluminum exterior, solid wood framing which makes its ideal and travel friendly. The container itself becomes part of the finished product, serving as storage, shelving and space divider all rolled in one. “Rather than being dependent on continually purchasing new furniture in each of your destinations – an approach that is both expensive and environmentally wasteful – the Travelbox prioritizes quality and provides the opportunity for re-use. Through its long life, the Travelbox picks up the marks of its many resting places and becomes an essential component of the adventurer’s journey.”
Its creator, Stefan Juust is taking the Travelbox on the road while he tours around Europe. Though it is still a prototype, his aim is to ultimately provide an alternative to buying and selling furniture when moving. The Travelbox also offers high quality construction, crafty details, and aesthetically nice looking furnishings to personalize your living quarters.