Dumbo

Multipurpose rocking chair

Dumbo

Multipurpose rocking chair
@ IUAV University of Venice
+ Matteo Bordignon_Giulia De Benedetto

Dumbo is a multipurpose furnishing element made of a pair of equal sections that, depending on the way they are joined, can meet the needs of both a child or an adult.


The idea behind the project was to design a swing that, in addition to its playful use, could become a furniture element. With the two identical sections connected to each other, besides the swing, it is also possible to create an armchair, a coffee table, a playpen and a kid’s table with a small sofa.

To increase the playful aspect of the swing, we designed a collection of shapes that could be fixed to Dumbo. Attached to the swing, there are five cards with five different animals with a QR code that links to the website where it is possible to download the templates.