clinton stewart: holey poley daybed clinton stewart: holey poley daybed
sep 07, 2011

clinton stewart: holey poley daybed

‘holey poley’ daybed by clinton stewart image © designboom

‘holey poley’, a modular daybed concept designed by australian-born, copenhagen-based furniture design student clinton stewart, is composed solely of wooden poles and interchangeable cushions, adaptable to a range of seating configurations. a primary wool mattress is gridded with a series of holes, into which short and long poles are inserted to function as legs for the unit. atop the the longer poles, users can place one of a series of cushion models to create armrests or seating divisions.

‘holey poley’ is part of the sydform exhibition of nordic furniture design, at the code 11 trade fair during copenhagen design week 2011.

video demonstration

oak and wool, 2000 x 1000 x 680 millimeters (L x W x H) image © designboom

perspective view image © designboom

detail image © designboom

examples of diverse configurations

concept sketch

diagram illustrating side and top views for three configurations

  • I like to find all the possibilities that you can create.
    Lovely design Clinton Steward, you has achieved another fan

    Noemi Let's Group says:
  • this is actually pretty brilliant.

    Bob says:
  • I’d have to agree… it’s one of those “why didn’t I think of that!” designs

    fastiago says:
  • Does not look very comfortable though… especially around the wooden pole areas.

    barbara says:
  • Great modularity, but… Why open pole heads? Why can´t the holes where the poles enter be covered to avoid people getting hurt.

    Appart from that, cool project.

    What? says:
  • The expression embraces naive simplicity whilst maintaining conceptual functionality. I feel the expression would be lost by hiding the tips of the poles. I understand the concern about the open tips, but think this is a small price to pay in order to uphold the playful expression. It is quite comfortable for a prototype…….and the open tips are great to massage ones feet on. : )

    Clinton says:
  • genius

    j says:
  • thats really very good – the bamboo end also serve as a clue to its modular nature, inviting use and experimentation. Were they hidden it would simply appear as another boxy couch -as it is your mind starts to be able to examine the possibilities as soon as you clap eyes on it ( well thats my take) – Well Done Clinton!

    copraxis says:
  • clinton, i really love your design, its beautiful! but did you consider configuring the holes as in the corners of equilateral triangles in stead of squares? in this way, diagonal placement of the cushions would also be possible!

    Manolo says:
  • Brilliant! I’m amazed at the simplicity, this is great design.

    Rocky says:
  • Will kmart stock these?

    tacklebox says:
  • Flops in to sofa; Accidentally receives bamboo suppository

    Panda says:

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