The Cassina Refuge Tonneau might look uninviting from the outside, but take a peek behind its spaceship-like exterior and you will discover a warm and cozy interior. The Italian design company was inspired by the blueprints of a futuristic 1938 mountain shelter for explorers, building it with modern techniques and materials to reveal how clever an idea it was.
With cladding of lightweight aluminum panels, the decahedral pod can be transported with relative ease to locations that are fairly difficult to access. Its stilted legs can be adjusted to keep the floor level on uneven terrain and the shell keeps the inside protected and insulated from wind and weather. The Cassina Refuge Tonneau is panelled completely in timber and efficiently packed with all sorts of domestic comforts within the tiny space.