An object that might appear curious at first glance, IPNO has immediately captured our attention. This piece of furniture arises from a study rooted in the concept of transformation, aiming to abstract it and provoke new reflections on the subject. However, it also delves into the realm of wearable design. At this juncture, let’s delve deeper into this project designed by Finemateria for Campeggi, the historic Italian company that has made transformation its mission.
Let’s start with the name. IPNO refers to a mythological figure: the god of sleep and night. This is perfect when considering it as an armchair that, as it unfolds and comes to life, embraces us and leads us onto the path of dreams. Here, the body becomes the key element for modifying the shape of this object, becoming an integral part of the transformation process. This is precisely where we approach the concept of wearable design, where the body has maximum interaction and, to conclude, completes the product. When closed, IPNO is nothing more than a lightweight armchair, while when opened, it transforms into a fully wearable bed, cocooning the body and providing optimal comfort. This is what gives it its curious aspect, making it a product as visually appealing and playful as it is functional. In short, a product that transforms into an archetype of a silhouette, immediately capturing attention.
Technically, IPNO is composed of a single component in expanded polyurethane, coated with 100% recycled ripstop fabric, both materials of a plastic nature. The idea is to create a product that’s easy to disassemble (recall the IKEA sofa in a box we talked about a few months ago?), washable, and antibacterial. All photos are by Luca A. Caizzi, who captures IPNO while in anticipation. The setting revolves entirely around the world of Campeggi, within its offices – spaces where the company’s legacy lives on. The object moves through various spaces, narrating its every iteration through Caizzi’s lens.
Ph. Courtesy Campeggi & Luca A. Caizzi