Lambert Kamps’ inflatable shelter looks like a fort but feels like a comfy hideout. Its interior is made of woolen blankets banded in layers and connected to each other with straps-a perfect playground for children and adults alike. The Cozy Shelter was designed for the Designworld exhibition at the Design Museum in Helsinki and will be presented at the imm Cologne international furnishing show in January 2014.
The shelter is constructed of a 220 meter inflatable tube, which looks like a sandbag fortress. Unlike the real thing, this “soft version” was made for snuggling and being comfortable, evoking childhood memories of building in-house tents, camping journeys and picnics.
The outer layer is made from nautical fabric, while the interior is lined with woolen blankets that provide warmth and muffle sounds from outside. Thanks to its efficient use of modular elements, it can be built in various shapes and sizes. This inventive site specific installation is in line with the artist’s previous work such as the Fat Furniture and the Bazar Tent, which blur the line between art, architecture and design.