100% Design: Bunky beds by Marc Newson for Magis

Launched in 2011 at the annual Salone del Mobile in Milan, the Bunky beds by Marc Newson for Italian brand Magis, were exhibited for the first time in the UK last week at 100% Design. As of this year, the design is now officially in production and available to order.

Appearing like a colorful cartoon, Bunky is the kind of bed that you dreamed of having as a kid.

The modular Bunky Beds were designed by Australian designer Newson for Magis’ kids’ furniture range, Me Too. Made form rotational-molded polyethylene, the design consists of four components available in graduated hues of orange or blue. For the more independently-minded kids, the design can also be used as a single bed. Perforations under the mattress allow for ventilation and the smooth polyethylene finish is easy to clean. Newson has ensured that the design has no sharp edges making Bunky the perfect choice for energetic kids who like to climb.

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About the Manufacturer: Founded in 1976 by the Italian, Eugenio Perazza, Venetian company Magis is now a leading company in the design field and it exports its products to 80 countries all over the world. Magis collaborates with world renowned designers and its products are included in the permanent collections of many important museums. A factory-free organization, Magis is able to continually work on R&D activities by outsourcing its manufacturing.

About the designer: Industrial designer Marc Newson hails from Sydney, Australia but is now based in London. He has worked across the disciplines of aircraft design, product design, furniture design, jewellery, and clothing. and incorporates a design style known as biomorphism to his work. This style uses smooth flowing lines, translucency, transparency and tends to have an absence of sharp edges. Over the past ten years he has designed objects for some of the world’s leading companies including Ford, Quantas, Samsonite, Alessi, Tefal and Biomega.

Posted September 26, 2012 by Editor

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