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Barbara Peynot

MA work

The Urban Nomad Home Kit

This project investigates a flexible and mobile approach interior design, detached from the architectural frame. It explores the very personal and intimate space that directly surrounds the body, therefore considering clothing and furniture as the first layers creating space around the individual.

Can we wear our home?

Urban Nomads have emerged in a context of global dispersion alongside technological and social changes. Most of them are originally settled people, with a nomadic spirit. They are torn between a desire for mobility and the need for stability and a sense of belonging to somewhere. Their home extends to multiple places, and making home becomes a process, rather than something fixed and immutable. Urban Nomads seek to partially recreate a sense of home in the places they temporarily inhabit.

This project seeks to reconcile contrasted ideas of permanence and mobility by proposing wearable and portable interiors for the Urban Nomads. It imagines an ensemble of hybrid objects recreating an interior space that would adapt to changing environments. The Urban Nomad Home Kit plugs in and out of existing interiors and can be packed, unpacked and repacked at will. Worn and carried while travelling, it transforms into interior elements in times of grounding, providing a continuous homely feeling through the journey.


  • MA Degree


    School of Architecture


    MA Interior Design, 2015

  • Degrees

  • BA Interior & Furniture Design, Academie Charpentier, 2012
  • Experience

  • Internship, Francesca Avossa, Paris, 2013