Doubleback Van extends 6.5 feet with the press of a button

June 30, 2016 by  
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The original van frame on which the Doubleback is based measures 5.92 meters (19.4 feet) long, a generous size for a van but a bit cramped for living. However, once it extends, the pod adds another 2 meters (6.5 feet) for 7.92 meters (25.9 feet) of space. The extended compartment in the rear of the van is made of a lightweight but incredibly strong aluminum composite that weighs only 130 kilograms (286 lbs). With built-in supports extended, the area can comfortably hold 600 kgs (1322 lbs) of people or cargo. Unfortunately, all that extra space and built-in furniture comes with a price: there’s only room for two seats up in the cab and the car can only safely hold 2-3 belted passengers, depending on the model. Related: Nondescript VW van hides a gorgeous and chic mobile home If you want a Doubleback of your very own, it won’t come cheap: the campers start at 55,000 British pounds, the equivalent of around 74,000 US dollars. Each model is custom-built, so there’s plenty of room for alterations based on a customer’s personal taste. + Doubleback

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FeltForms are handmade felt acoustic panels that merge art and function

July 29, 2015 by  
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FeltForms are a series of organically-inspired handmade felt acoustic 3D panels. Merging art with function, FeltForms were created to accent the beauty of a space and to provide acoustic improvement at the same time. They can be used as a wall panel, room divider or a window curtain and each FeltForm panel is handmade out of high quality wool felt modules.  The whole collection consist of 6 different modules, offering original patterns. The size of the panels can be easily adjusted to the spacial needs and they can be purchased in over 40 colors. Each panel’s sculptural shape allows the appearance to change over time, depending on the time of day or type of lighting used in the space. + Anna Spakowska The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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