Cardboard Hospital Bed which converts into Coffin

Made:
2020

'Ecocama' cardboard hospital bed designed to convert into a coffin. Metal handles with white paint coating. Made by ABC Displays in Bogota, Columbia, 2020.

Responding to bed shortages for Colombian patients as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, ABC Displays created this design for a foldable flat pack hospital bed which also transforms into a coffin in the worst case scenario.

Beds like this have been used in Bogota, and the surrounding area, reflecting the challenges posed by the global pandemic and the immense pressure placed on health care systems.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
2022-64
Materials:
cardboard, metal (unknown) and paint
Measurements:
overall (hospital bed set up - no metal railings): 1010 mm x 715 mm x 1920 mm,
overall (lid on - no metal railings): 760 mm x 730 mm x 1940 mm,
type:
hospital bed
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing - artefact
  • furniture
  • bed - furniture