Changing Mat, Bag & Mattress

Duku were asked to design and prototype an idea for a portable baby sleeper that would incorporate a mattress, changing mat and accessory bag. 


Concept development work focused on providing a range of ideas for how the various components could be integrated into the bag, these included a sleeping mattress changing mat and storage within the bag itself. A design was proposed that allowed the main bag to transform into a mattress with headrest, whilst a secondary bag and changing mat could be removed. 


Textile prototypes were created by our seamstress allowing us to develop functional and styling details. Fabric selection was important at this stage and durable, wipe clean materials were used as well as spacer fabric for comfort and breathability. In addition, a number of components such as fasteners and buckles were sourced.


Prototypes were evaluated and refined before a production specification was created for the client. This consisted of technical drawings and pattern pieces for fabric construction and material specifications to be used for mass production.