Hoodie - Furniture for small balconies

Sonja Tonev
Education degree
School of Design
Study programme
Furniture & Object

Inspired by the living situation in my home country - Serbia, I've decided to focus on a common misuse of apartment balconies, which are present on most of residential buildings in Belgrade.

These balconies are usually very small and therefore used only for storage purposes instead of providing owners the possibility of sitting outside and enjoying the warm weather. By combining few of the owners' needs and putting them together into one product, I came up with a solution which includes a seat, a storage unit and a hood that creates a private space for the user.

The hood allows the user to hide from the sights of surrounding neighbors and gives protection from different weather conditions, the same way when wearing a jacket hood. The hood can be folded backwards, over the backrest and used as a seat and back support.The storage unit is placed under the seat and can be accessed by lifting the seat plate.