Literie bruno Haese
CELC, confédération européenne du lin et du chanvre
This project is part of the transitory occupation «Saisons Zéro» of the Clarisses’s Monastery and aims to overhaul the old nun cells into a hostel. « 100 watts » is the thermal power produced by a human body at rest. A « box system in the box » is designed to achieve sufficient comfort in these rooms that are not isolated and whose historical aspect must be preserved. The furniture is inspired by the Breton box bed, Japanese capsule hotel, and medieval canopy bed. It is practical to all cells of the convent and manufactured from reusable materials generating few scraps. The structure is covered in textile that ensures and maintains thermal insulation around the body. The system is based on the superposition of several layers from opposite and complementary materials. On the outside layer, a curtain made of reused PVC tarps serves as the hull of the bed. Its colors and shapes bring back to hangings and flags of a distant past as an anachronistic Middle Ages. The PVC fabric protects a second layer, more conducive to comfortable use of the bed. Thick quilted flax wall, it offers a soothing sensory experience favorable for sleep. In addition to the legaçy of its past, flax is chosen for its thermal, hydrophilic, acoustic, and antibacterial properties that help to preserve heat in winter and freshness in summer. The last layer is a mosquito net providing useful protection since there is a waterway, the Trichon, running through the place.
Exhibition view "Les usages du monde", Lille metropole, World Design Capital 2020