to people’s primary needs
The main goal of the Rehome project has been to develop the rapid production of inexpensive furniture in high volume to meet the criteria of the primary needs in temporary housing. Sleeping, storage and privacy became the most important issues to be solved. The furniture designed within Rehome can be manufactured automatically with the lowest cost possible. For example, around 3500 pieces of a cardboard bed can be manufactured in one hour. The Rehome designer group consists of ten soon-to-be furniture designers from Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design, Finland.
The city of Lahti is a pioneer in circular economy.
The furniture designed within Rehome can be used in various temporary housing needs from emergency arrangements to festivals or other major events. The ideas of the young designers were executed through the automation industry. The products are made from bio-based materials and the production process behind the products is in line with the principles of sustainable development. Corrugated cardboard and plywood as furniture materials allow rapid production, building and recycling.