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Popup Bath / Foldable Bath

Popup Bath
Popup Bath


Popup Bath


China’s middle class is booming; population and cities are growing rapidly while apartments are becoming increasingly smaller. Is there still enough room for comfort? The answer is POPUP: a bathroom concept designed for the needs of people who live in very small spaces. Collapsible sinks and baths, extendable shelves and towel rails whose design, using paper and bamboo, is inspired by Chinese culture. Tyvek, a lightweight and recyclable material similar to paper gives POPUP its unique esthetics and functionality.

Foldable sinks and baths, extendable shelves designed like Chinese fans and a height-adjustable overhead shower that also serves as a faucet: “pop-up bath – the foldable bathroom” is a well-conceived concept for small bathrooms that saves both space and material: the user only unfolds those elements which are actually needed. A very efficient solution based on the multi-functionality of the fittings. The playful treatment of forms and functions is particularly impressive.
Jury Statement
We feel extremely overwhelmed that our concept has been chosen among so many entries. This prize not only means a great honor to us, it also motivates for our future work as designers.
Winner Statement

Fachhochschule Joanneum Graz

FH Joanneum
Graz, Austria

Jenny Gebler,
FH Joanneum

Marian Massegg,
FH Joanneum

Clara Fessler,
FH Joanneum

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