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2021

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
Pocket coil mattress [Easily disposable Pocket coil mattress]
Business Owner
NITORI Co.,Ltd.
Category
Home furniture
Company
NITORI co.,Ltd. (Japan)
Award Number
21G090822
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2021

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Outline

This mattress is designed for simple breakdown to support disposal in consideration of recycling to reduce bulky waste. The simple breakdown process takes just 6 minutes (compared to 55 minutes for conventional mattresses), representing a work efficiency improvement of 89%. The concept promotes effective resource usage after the end of product life.

Producer

Kouichi Imai, Kenji Hanaoka, Nitori Co., Ltd.

Director

Toshimichi Kimura, Hidetaka Shinnai, Mitsugu Mano, Osamu Okumura, Nitori Co., Ltd.

Designer

Toshimichi Kimura, Nitori Co., Ltd. + Shogo Kyuse, Nitori Furniture Ba Ria-Vung Tau Co., Ltd.

Market release pending
2022/9

Evaluation

One of the items that industrial waste treatment companies struggle to dispose of is mattresses with coils. As each coil is covered with non-woven fabric, even professionals take a substantial amount of time to separate materials. However, with this mattress, separation can be easily completed in six minutes so that people can dispose of it by themselves. We truly hope that this structure will be mandatory and become a standard hereafter as a commonsense matter about mattresses, and many companies will be aware of this issue.

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