Student designs modular, rented camping equipment

August 20, 2012

A design offering high-quality, modular camping equipment has been awarded runner-up in theCore77 Design Awards, in the service category.

Dave Pickett, of the Cleveland Institute of Art, has created the Basecamp concept to appeal to those who want to experience camping, but don’t want to own the high-cost equipment.

A core part of the concept is in the joint-venture with one of the popular collaborative car schemes such as Zipcar or Uhaul. This would enable the user to access a complete camping experience, without having to own a car or equipment themselves.

The design also makes use of modern, mobile technology, in terms of locating a nearby car and the booking process, as well as RFID tags to ensure all the equipment is in the car at the end of the trip.

This innovative business model could enable users to benefit from the best quality products and service, as the manufacturer could maintain control over the materials at all times.

View all of the Core 77 Design Awards winners here

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