marc newson: bunky for magis
marc newson: bunky for magis
apr 13, 2011

marc newson: bunky for magis

front view of the ‘bunky’ modular kid’s bed on display at milan design week 2011 image © designboom



london-based australian born designer marc newson‘s work crosses the expected boundaries of disciplines each time his pencil touches paper. debuting at milan design week 2011, is newson’s modular bunk bed ‘bunky’ for italian home furnishing company magis. assembled from just four pieces, it is made from rotational-moulded polyethylene and creates a sturdy, secure sleep and play environment for kids.


all surfaces are smooth with no sharp edges, and the material is highly durable and easy to clean. perforations under the mattress allow for ventilation. ‘bunky’ is also available as a child’s single bed.

‘kids like to have fun. they like their privacy and they like to feel safe – preferably all at the same time. bunky provides this environment for them. it is cozy and exciting – it is their very own space in which they can climb, hide and sleep.’ -marc newson



marc newson: bunky for magis view of top and bottom bunk beds image © designboom



marc newson: bunky for magis rendering of beds in the stacking setup image courtesy of magis



marc newson: bunky for magis rendering of a bed in the single setup image courtesy of magis



marc newson: bunky for magis designer marc newson image courtesy of magis

  • the rounding off makes a lot of sense in kids furniture, as does the material for cleaning. I like it – its probably one of the best bunk bed systems I’ve seen.

  • Molded-in clips for curtain rails would make it perfect for kids. Great design. Congrats M. Newson d;-)

  • Would Marc Newson ever exist if he the fillet function didn’t exist in autocad. I can see a lot of thought has gone into thought of packaging and distribution .. NOT much like his non stackable glasses on Qantas.


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