Bisu: The World's First Cork Bed

A Unique Blend of Functionality, Ethics, and Design

Named after the Sardinian word for "dream," the Bisu bed designed by Matteo Congiu offers a truly exceptional sleeping experience. With its smooth and clean lines, this magnificent frame embodies the essence of the OTQ brand, where the quality of sleep becomes the quality of life. Sleeping on cork not only connects you to the history and sensorial features of your land but also improves your overall well-being.

Bisu is the first cork bed in the world that successfully combines functionality, ethics, and design. Unlike traditional beds, Bisu does not contain any metallic components. Instead, it harnesses the natural properties of cork, such as its antistatic nature, to protect sleepers from the destabilizing effects of magnetic and electrostatic flows. This innovative design ensures a restful and uninterrupted sleep, free from any external disturbances.

Handcrafted in Sardinia, Italy, Bisu is a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship of Matteo Congiu and his team. Using locally sourced cork, each bed is carefully constructed to meet the highest standards of quality and sustainability. With dimensions of 2200 mm x 2000 mm x 350 mm, Bisu offers ample space for a comfortable and rejuvenating sleep experience.

What sets Bisu apart is its unique interaction with the user. As the only bed entirely made of cork in the world, it eliminates the need for any metal parts. Thanks to cork's natural antistatic properties, all strains that affect sleep are resolved. The absence of metallic elements, such as screws and joints, reduces electrostatic flows, ensuring a peaceful and undisturbed rest.

The development of Bisu was not without its challenges. The design required the creation of new joints for the internal structure without compromising its aesthetic appeal. The bed's curved shape plays a vital role in preventing magnetic flows from attaching to the surface, further enhancing its functionality. Inspired by Japanese furniture and style, Bisu embodies minimalism and essentiality.

Since its inception in 2017 in Ortacesus, Sardinia, Bisu has garnered international recognition. It made its debut at the IMM in Cologne in 2018 and has since been exhibited at prestigious events such as the Dubai Downtown Design, London Design Festival, Boutique Design New York, and Maison & Objet in Paris. Its innovative design and commitment to improving sleep quality have captivated audiences worldwide.

Bisu's creation was driven by extensive research on the impact of sleep on overall well-being. Our bodies attract magnetic waves and static electricity during rest, which can disrupt sleep patterns and lead to long-term psycho-physical problems. Traditional beds with metallic elements exacerbate these issues by increasing electrostatic flows. Bisu, with its cork construction, eliminates the negative effects of external forces, restoring balance and quality to sleep.

The exceptional design and functionality of Bisu have earned it the prestigious Bronze A' Design Award in the Furniture Design category in 2023. This accolade recognizes the outstanding creativity and resourcefulness demonstrated by Bisu, incorporating best practices in art, science, design, and technology. It is a testament to the bed's contribution to improving the quality of life and making the world a better place.

Experience the world's first cork bed and discover a new level of comfort, sustainability, and design with Bisu. Say goodbye to restless nights and embrace the transformative power of a truly exceptional sleep experience.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: Matteo CONGIU
Image Credits: Matteo CONGIU
Project Team Members: Matteo Congiu
Project Name: Bisu
Project Client: Matteo CONGIU

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