Airweave Designs 18,000 Cardboard beds for Tokyo Olympics


Japan’s leading innovative mattress company Airweave has reportedly created 18,000 beds and mattresses for athletes at the forthcoming Olympics. Of the 18,000 beds, 8,000 will be repurposed for use by athletes at the Paralympics.

Keeping in mind Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games' sustainability plan of delivering a sustainable event by showcasing innovative concepts and solutions which will have a legacy after the games, Airweave’s has designed the beds to be extremely light and easy to assemble. This, thereby, offers easy and quick relocation of beds.

Reportedly, the modular mattresses are made from polyethylene fibres which can be recycled time and again. The mattresses have been designed in a way in which it can accommodate different body types and sleep styles. Amassed in a case, the mattresses are designed to offer firm customization by supporting head and shoulder, waist and legs. They can be ordered in four different firmness levels and can be further customised with additional layers including a pillow top. Crafted from recycled cardboard, the bed frames supports the modular mattress which athletes can customise. Although the dimension of the frame is 210cm X 90cm, it can be modified by adding 20cm extenders.

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