These are the construction images of the Cot taken over a period of 3-4 months. The design details evolved during the construction process after explorations of mock-ups and samples. The end product is a synthesis of the preliminary concepts of the designer and every member of the execution team including the carpenters and metal fabricators. Most of the mechanical component details were developed without technical drawings and mostly based on the intuition and experience of the workers.
We still consider this project as a baby step and this whole process as a learning experience in many aspects.
preliminary mock-up in plywood. the side table design was changed after this stage.
the base frame under construction. reclaimed wooden planks shortlisted for the headboard based on the grain patterns
the lever detail for the mesh post – preliminary mock up
fine – tuning the details and refining the forms in MS
Final metal components made from SS
wooden mock-up for the retractable side table
MS mock-up for the retractable side table
final detail for the mesh post
a day at the workshop
Sudhakar and Edwin – the 2 key people at work!