The LeafBed for LEAF Supply | NOCC

• February 25, 2011

NOCC recently has created the LeafBed for LEAF Supply. This project has been awarded Humanitech’s 2010 first prize for innovation in humanitarian emergency situations, as well as the VIA 2010 LABEL award.

the LeafBed explores the concept of adaptability, the idea that objects evolve in the human environment in a Darwinian way as species do in nature. The object that better adapts to the requirements of a specific environment has the most chances of being successful.

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The LeafBed for LEAF Supply, image courtesy NOCC

+ Project description by NOCC

The LeafBed developed by NOCC for LEAF Supply is a cardboard bedding solution for emergency situations. It’s modular, recyclable and produced as close as possible to the catastrophe zone.

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The LeafBed for LEAF Supply, image courtesy NOCC

The bed is assembled from 4 identical modules that have a very simple inner-structure and outer-shell configuration. A simple folding operation make in volume a bed, a table, a stool, or a treastle.  A small hatch on the top of the module also allows people to store personal belongings and secure them while sleeping.

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The LeafBed for LEAF Supply, image courtesy NOCC

The innovation behind the LeafBed is not only the product itself, but also the logistics behind its production thanks to a close partnership with cardboard manufacturing leader Smurfit-Kappa. 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.

Lab tests have proven the ability of each module to resist loads of up to 300 kgs 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.

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The LeafBed for LEAF Supply, image courtesy NOCC

The first field test in Niger held in December 2010 proved the product to be of great help and fit to respond to humanitarian needs.

Born as the evolution of NOCC‘s « Help Me Darwin » project, the LeafBed explores the concept of adaptability, the idea that objects evolve in the human environment in a Darwinian way as species do in nature. The object that better adapts to the requirements of a specific environment has the most chances of being successful. LeafBed’s ability to “reproduce” itself quickly and in almost unlimited amounts is also an aspect of successful adaptation.

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The LeafBed for LEAF Supply, image courtesy NOCC

Through the LeafBed, LEAF Supply and NOCC have been awarded Humanitech’s 2010 first prize for innovation in humanitarian emergency situations, as well as the VIA 2010 LABEL award. The Leafbed was also part of the exhibition “A Darwin Project” currated by Natalie Kovacs by the Seine river next to Atelier Van Lieshout’s sculpture for the SHOW OFF of 2010 FIAC art fair in Paris.

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The LeafBed for LEAF Supply, image courtesy NOCC

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The LeafBed for LEAF Supply, image courtesy NOCC

+ About NOCC

Juan Pablo Naranjo (born 1981) and Jean-Christophe Orthlieb (born 1982) established NOCC in 2008. Their collaboration is a dialogue  guided by a shared scientific mind and conceptual vision. NOCC try not to take an object for granted and focus on adding different layers of understanding by playing with archetypal codes in a poetic yet useful way.

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