NOCC: modular cardboard bed for leaf supply
NOCC: modular cardboard bed for leaf supply NOCC: modular cardboard bed for leaf supply
sep 20, 2011

NOCC: modular cardboard bed for leaf supply

image courtesy leaf supply

shown at paris design week 2011 ‘now! le off’ section at the institute of fashion and design – the leafbed is a patented camp bed made solely of cardboard and dedicated to temporary and emergency shelter scenarios: simple, cost-efficient, disposable and adaptable to any situation. it is quickly available in large quantities and requires little transportation, accompanied by a small carbon footprint, as it can be locally produced. the bed is assembled from 4 identical modules that have a very simple inner-structure and outer-shell configuration. it can alternatively be used as indoor housing objects such as small tables (2 modules), stools (1 module) or even as trestles for a big table. lab tests have proven the ability of each module to resist loads of up to 300 kg (661 lb) in environments with 75% humidity levels and 30°c temperatures. the double-layered corrugate cardboard is the industry’s standard and can be found all over the world.   founded in 2009, leaf supply is a french social business created by julien sylvain and NOCC, a paris-based industrial design studio established by juan pablo naranjo and jean-christophe orthlieb in 2008. thanks to a close partnership with leading cardboard manufacturers smurfit kappa group and rossmann, leaf supply already makes local production possible in every country of europe, latin america and western africa (35 countries and 380 plants). the beds are produced in the group’s factory closest to where the emergency takes place, hence shortening the delays of supplying help to the people in need. over 300 leafbeds have been deployed in various areas such as niger.

easily transportable and cost-efficient images courtesy leaf supply

over 300 leafbeds have been deployed in various areas such as niger image courtesy leaf supply

image courtesy leaf supply

exhibition view image © designboom

the ‘leafbed’ has been on show at ‘now! le off’ during paris design week.

8 kg of cardboard can resist up to 525kg of weight images © designboom

assembly instructions of the modules are printed directly onto the ‘leafbed’ image © designboom

‘leafbed’ consists of two double-layered corrugate cardboard structures

the ‘leafbed’ consists of 4 identical modules that have a very simple inner-structure and outer-shell configuration

‘leafbed’ by nocc for leaf supply

how to fold the cardboard module

‘leafbed’ can also be used as a table (2 modules) and stools

  • cool!

    Rok says:
  • Shame on you.
    Beds for Poor people.
    You earn money with their disgrace.
    And show it in Paris!
    This shoud be refused by de UN on behalf of respect of Humankind.
    I hope every one copies it like every kid there copies and reinterpretates it’s own toy.

    Antonio Mota, Portugal says:
  • That’s nice, design a practical solution for victims of disaster, and then patent it? Hope you can sleep better then your “customers”. Who thought you how to think?

    clyde says:
  • Dear Antonio,

    I am don’t agree totally with your comment.

    This project would be useful in some situations, thought it couldnt be used in refugee camps (water of rain would destroy it).

    But this situation of 15 percent of world population who owns 85 percent of the richness is a shame.

    And you are true; the people who use this situation to propose a project like this one should be ashamed.

    Pierre says:
  • PS reminds me of a first year design project we did; using one piece of A1 card, design a box you can stand on. Most of use came to the same conclusion(See above) Unfortunately we didn’t have the backing of Smurfit Kappa to assist us in bleeding money from NGOs and other charity organizations. Check out the Shock Doctrine, your in it.

    clyde says:
  • FYI Leaf Supply is a socially-minded business that also reduces total delivered cost of beds for humanitarians.

    Instead of having a 30$ standard camp bed delivered on the field for an other 10$ transportation fees and very long lead-times and huge carbon footprint, we can produce the LeafBeds in any country:
    – for less than 25$ – delivered
    – without any air/sea transportation and so with no carbon footprint
    – creating business for the local economy rather than importing from industrialized countries
    – reducing lead-times.

    Leaf Supply says:
  • I think you are being too harsh, it’s a good and practical design solution to meet a necessity for a transitory situation, or should we just implement design and innovation to high end products?? I think good design and innovation are a valid ways to contribute, well done.

    santiago says:
  • WTF try using one yourself for a year!

    GTavo says:
  • try sleeping on dirt for a year!

    SL says:
  • Dedicated to ‘temporary and emergency scenarios’, and yet your marketing images show it being used in ‘poor scenarios’ – where it will most likely be used year after year, only to break down and require another. I don’t think people would be so irate about this if your images reflected your design intent. The government could buy these in bulk and use for ‘temporary and emergency scenarios’ at little cost to the taxpayers (less cost than that of a cot or bed). Work on your presentation.

    archipeep says:
  • cool! lool!!
    meanwhile let’s keep on fucking Africa!
    probably all good intentions were there…

    Malikache says:
  • Dont be jealous

    B says:
  • @ Leaf Supply. 25$ for a disposable cardboard bed! Now I know how morally bereft your organisation must be, and trotting out the usual carbon foot print guff, an actual camp bed costing 40$, to use your figure , could last years, or be reused. Without trying to be over dramatic, when I see blatant attempts like this by big bussiness, to get a slice of the charity pie, I truly despair for civilization.

    clyde says:
  • How greedy…

    Leeya says:

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