6.9.Hungary-1-detail-h Highlights Relevant to Sustainable Design:

Organic inspiration drives textile patterns.

This sketch includes samples of the textile patterns, which are typical of a culture that uses organic plant material as a springboard for pattern design.

Sleepover parties are not just for kids in Europe.

The wooden box in this sketch is a table that has two pullout drawers. The smaller one is for storage, and the larger one with the vertical panel is a pullout bed for guests. This design is for friends that want to stay over, like a trundle bed but with a headboard. We don’t tolerate drunk driving in America, but the Hungarians, like the Romanians, take it to a whole other level. They have a zero-tolerance system. The penalties are so severe that if you have even a glass or two of wine with dinner and get caught driving, you could end up with very expensive fines and a revoked driver’s license. Sleepovers are a logical alternative. From the sustainability side, this is about saving space and sustaining life of the drivers and the potential victims of accidents.

Author and illustrator: Charlie Szoradi is an architect, inventor, and the CEO of Independence LED Lighting. He writes about many other topics related to furniture like this table with a trundle bed through his extensive travels around the world.

If you have found this posting online, it is an excerpt from Mr. Szoradi’s book Learn from Looking that served as the inspiring seed content for this drawing share resource. For additional drawings and insights on furnishings and creative trundle beds, we hope that you enjoy exploring LearnfromLooking.com. You can search via general terms such as sustainability as well as narrower terms such as trundle bed.