Designing a convertible crib to youth bed (for kids aged 0 - 15 years old)


photorealistic bed

Study, design and analysis of a bed that fulfills and covers as utilitarian product all the basic needs of a person from infancy to adolescence.

By Mimidis Theodoros (Wood & Furniture Designer & Technologist ), Karditsa 2010.

Graduation project for the Department of Wood & Furniture Design and Technology/ Technological & Educational Institute (TEI) of Larissa, based in Karditsa, Greece.

The idea of a flexible bed which could fulfill & cover all the basic needs of a person throughout the entire duration of the infancy and childhood aims to provide solutions such as:

  • Saving money for consumers. A problem which is generated as well as the development of children compels parents to buy 2 or 3 beds during the childhood.
  • The safe use of the product (by a kid) in accordance with current legislation (especially at younger ages).
  • Green design, achieved by: a) using ecologically and environmentally friendly materials and production methods, b) the fact that the consumer buys one instead of three beds reduces the unnecessary exhaustion of raw materials in 25-35% of the current situation.

The sections of the project are:

  • The detailed description of the product, the initial targets for the new product and the current legislation on the product's safe use.
  • A market research relating to: a) baby cots - cribs, b) toddler beds, c) youth beds & d) flexible beds which are convertible from crib to toddler bed or toddler to youth bed etc.
  • The conclusions of the market research and the new targets that are established for the new product.
  • The initial ideas via sketches and drawings and the selection of the final concept.
  • The development of the selected concept to final design - product (functional and aesthetic improvement).
  • The analysis of the final concept via technical - constructional and photorealistic drawings using CAD & 3D Software.
  • The final conclusions.


flexible bed

flexible bed sketches

flexible bed ideas

bed design

flexible bed

kid's bed design

toddlers bed

children bed, furniture sketch


Selection and development of the final concept 

convertibled bed

bed drawings

bed design

furnture design, details

bed details

bed details

furniture 3d details

bed design


bed details

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 Photorealistic Drawings 

crib photorealistic, crib 3d

crib 3d

crib drawings

kid's bed

youth bed

Technical & Construction Drawings

bed axonometric, bed 3d drawing


bed drawings

bed 3d axonometric

Construction of maquette (scale model)

scale model construction

model making furniture

bed model making


Texts, photographs and drawings by Mimidis Theodoros Wood & Furniture Designer & Technologist.
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