Modern nomads are usually defined as a generation detached from a place. Their lifestyle has evolved together with the development of technology. Young people live portably and dynamically, often changing their place of residence, each time creating their surrounding differently, arranging their homes from scratch. Modern “wanderers” do not gather many large size items, instead they try to minimize the number of possessions so that these possessions are not an additional nuisance during the next removal. Each item they possess must be multifunctional and portable. Their important function is also to make nomads feel at home, and to make every living space more home-like.
It is modern nomads who I dedicated my master thesis to. The idea of the “NOM+ADD” project was to create a system which helps in the day to day functioning of a modern nomad in their given place of residence and at the same time it does not impede future journeys. The aim was to create a modular system of furniture which supports the organization of the closest space and adapts to the individualized needs of a user. I designed it as an object that is temporary, multifunctional and also affordable for the target group.
A removal can be organised by oneself or with the help of a removal company. In the first case, the most common way of transportation are cars with large trunks, therefore the sizes of trunks in “combi” type cars have become the main guidelines for the project. The set of seven elements was designed in such a way that it can fit in a combi car after the rear seats are folded, without having to disassemble the furniture pieces.
The four elements of the “NOM+ADD” furniture system selected according to size and number of elements, give many possibilities for configuration, thanks to which they can be accurately adapted to the user’s needs and the size of a rented apartment.
Project NOM+ADD – Furniture System Project for a Modern Nomad has been featured in the catalogue Łódź Creates – Catalogue of products and services of Łódź creative industry: