MAKING THE BED
AD Architectural Digest India|July - August 2020
MAKING THE BED
DESIGN’S RESPONSE TO A PANDEMIC MUST BE QUICK, EFFICIENT, AND AGILE—AS SEEN IN HONEST STRUCTURES’ EMERGENCY HOSPITAL BED
RITUPRIYA BASU

Since we last wrote about the young, but zealous Honest Structures in September 2019, architect Hemmant Jha has been busy, and even more so lately. Over the past few months, in a quick-footed response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Goa-based champion of modular furniture has translated Honest Structures’ design thumbprint into a single product: a simple, yet responsive rapid-deployment bed, that assembles with equal ease in a hospital hallway or in the middle of a field. Made of five parts—which can be put together in less than two minutes with no tools, bolts or screws—the considered design of the bed, at first, might seem sparse, but that’s exactly what marks its ingenuity.

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