The LumiPod – A Contemporary Prefab Cabin With A Huge Curved Window

Meet the LumiPod, a new type of prefab cabin designed and manufactured by Lumicene. It’s a small, minimalist and luxurious unit designed to connect users with nature and the company plans to deliver these pods anywhere in the world.

Three different sizes are currently available, ranging from an 18 square meter pod with a limited but chic interior to a 36 square meter unit suited for families. From a design perspective, the LumiPod stands out due to its very open concept. The unit is designed around a huge curve window which can slide along rails and open up the interior, immersing the pod into the beautiful nature surround it. The window is made of curved glass with aluminum frames between two rails and is the focal point of the entire design.

The pod has a tiny interior with a minimalist design and limited featuresView in gallery
The pod has a tiny interior with a minimalist design and limited features
The unit is designed around a large window measuring 5 meters in diameter which can slide openView in gallery
The unit is designed around a large window measuring 5 meters in diameter which can slide open

On the outside, the back section of the pod is clad in burned wood while the rest of the facade consists on the huge curved window we just mentioned. The interior is very simple given the limited floor space. The smallest version of the pod includes a bedroom and a bathroom with a shower. Long curtains run along the curved window, blocking the sun and offering privacy when needed. The floor, dividing wall and the furniture are made of solid oak and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The ceiling is lined in fabric which adds an extra touch of luxury to the design as a whole. The LumiPods are designed and manufactured in Lyon and there are plans to create a fully off-the-grid version of the pod over the course of 2020. As it stands this unit can be assembled in only 2 days and the deliveries started in Europe, to be followed by additional regions including the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The curved window is meant to connect the pod with nature and to allow in a panoramic view of the immediate surroundingsView in gallery
The curved window is meant to connect the pod with nature and to allow in a panoramic view of the immediate surroundings
The interior area consists of a minimalist bedroom with a platform bed and built-in cabinetryView in gallery
The interior area consists of a minimalist bedroom with a platform bed and built-in cabinetry
The rear section of the pod houses a small bathroom with a toilet and a showerView in gallery
The rear section of the pod houses a small bathroom with a toilet and a shower
The LumiPod can be assembled in only 2 days and can be delivered to just about any siteView in gallery
The LumiPod can be assembled in only 2 days and can be delivered to just about any site
A big focal point of the entire unit is the large curved window and its ability to connect the pod with natureView in gallery
A big focal point of the entire unit is the large curved window and its ability to connect the pod with nature
The curved window runs along rails and can open up completely, exposing the bedroom to the outdoorsView in gallery
The curved window runs along rails and can open up completely, exposing the bedroom to the outdoors
At night the pod resembles a giant lantern and glows in the dark illuminating the area around itView in gallery
At night the pod resembles a giant lantern and glows in the dark illuminating the area around it
The exterior of the pod is clad in burned wood which allows it to more easily and naturally blend into certain types of landscapesView in gallery
The exterior of the pod is clad in burned wood which allows it to more easily and naturally blend into certain types of landscapes
The back section of the unit is closed off and houses the bathroom, featuring solid walls for complete privacyView in gallery
The back section of the unit is closed off and houses the bathroom, featuring solid walls for complete privacy
The pod is designed to have minimal impact on the landscape and to leave little to no marks on the site when removedView in gallery
The pod is designed to have minimal impact on the landscape and to leave little to no marks on the site when removed