Klippa is a concept project for Ikea, done by industrial designer Chris Pearce. Pearce, who works at IDEO Japan, is based in Tokyo, a city where bedrooms are tiny and space is scarce; thus the concept presents an alternative to the bedside nightstand, seeking instead to provide the equivalent functionality using a wall.
"Lack of space for bedside furniture is a common difficulty in small bedrooms, especially with a double bed placed in the room. KLIPPA replaces the functionality of a typical bedside table, offering storage space for books, phones and other objects while also supplying a lamp for pre-sleep reading. With the functions separated, accessories can be arranged in any unused wall-space around the bedside - a versatile solution for even the most challenging of small bedroom spaces."
"Finding desirable space-saving solutions when living in a small apartment can be tough. Often, these solutions are designed as 'temporary' measures with poor quality materials, poor manufacturing quality and generally unappealing aesthetics. Holding little sentimental value, these solutions are often discarded as the user moves from home to home. KLIPPA aims to address this issue, offering a forever-temporary space-savvy solution to bedside storage. KLIPPA accessories can be placed and removed with no damage to walls, saving renters the punishment of reduced return in their apartment deposits when moving out."
"1. Book holder. A simple hook designed to receive a typical size paper-back novel. The small groove features allow for thinner books to be leant against the wall at incremental angles."
"2. Phone Holder. Designed to receive any sized smartphone safely and securely. A 45 degree angle ensures stability and reduces strain when a charging cable is connected, [preserving] cable health over time."
"3. Tray. A simple, sturdy tray with a soft felt flooring. Designed to fit reading glasses and a few other essentials. An optional lid allows users to store with discretion."
"4. Lamp. A reading lamp with 4 brightness levels and 2 color tones. Tap interactions can be used to cycle through options and switch the lamp on/off."
There's no word as to whether Ikea's greenlighting the project or not.
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