The New Stuff

Mikasi portable tent

Mikasi: A portable yet hardy modern tent inspired by Indian Tipis


With the fast pace and daily stresses of our rat race lifestyles, reclusive retreats for the regeneration of body and soul becomes all the more important in the modern day context. And by retreats, I don’t mean those expensive Greek island trips. The optimized degree of privacy you seek can actually be ‘poetically’ found in your weekend camping grounds or even in your backyard lawns. We are of course talking about the ‘Mikasi’, a sunscreen tent remarkably inspired by the conical form of Native American Tipi.

Traditional Tipis were portable yet hardy tent structures suited to the nomadic lifestyle of earlier, plain dwelling Native Americans. This ingenious design’s translation is also found in the Mikasi, with the usage of extremely durable yet flexible materials. In this regard, the covering ‘sails’ of the tent are crafted from Tyvek, a DuPont synthetic component consisting of high-density polyethylene fibers. These drapes can be kept closed or partially opened, depending upon the sunlight and user’s preference of privacy.

On the other hand, the flexible scope of the tent is defined by the mounted wooden frames made of ash wood. This framework follows the design principle of lazy tongs, which entails a cross bar mechanism that can be extended and retracted. In simpler terms, this means that the Mikasi’s framework can be extended when needed to be set up, and also compressed when needed to carried, thus alluding to a semi-modular scope. Finally, the framework is supported by an under-padding, which forms the ‘floor’ element of the tent.

Maximum installed dimensions: Height – 250cms, Combined Diameter – 250cms

Via: Confused-Direction

A proud native of the beautiful steel township of Durgapur, West Bengal, Dattatreya’s fascination lies within a range of diverse matters. With a bachelor’s degree in architecture, he is quite fond of his hardcore strategy gamer as well as amateur historian tag. Of course, with over two years of blogging experience under his belt, he also likes to write about the latest updates on home based technology and gizmo oriented products.

Related Posts

Recently Published

VW Beetle Sofa and Coffee Table by EngineCoffeeTables
»

Designer makes sofa and coffee table using parts of VW Beetle

Earlier we introduced you to a few limited-edition coffee ...

Sol Duc Cabin by Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects
»

Sol Duc Cabin: 350-square feet prefab shelter resting on steel stilts

Designer Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects has built a small ...

Kangaroo Clock by David Raffoul of David and Nicolas Design Studio
»

Kangaroo Clock comes with a handy storage pouch

Surely Kangaroo is not the first thing that comes to our mind while ...

Rubik's Cube Lamp
»

Illuminate your table space with playful Rubik’s Cube Lamp

You may or may not have tested your puzzle-solving skills with ...

£3000 home by Dayne Bendle
»

Dayne Bendle builds himself a £3,000 home with a lofted bedroom

Previously, we introduced you to Angus Hughe – a CQ University ...

Boxhome by Rintal Eggertsson Architects
»

Boxhome: Small prototype dwelling for comfortable living

Norway-based architectural firm Rintala Eggertsson Architecture has ...

Rocker DON with footrest
»

Radis Rocker DON with footrest matches any contemporary decor

Whenever we talk about rocking chairs, a chair with two curved bands ...

Proteas Coupe Sofa
»

Coupe Sofa turns into a comfy bunk bed in just 14 seconds

If you live in a tiny house then you probably will be a seeker for ...

Penda One with the Birds Modular Bamboo Hotel
»

Penda’s modular bamboo hotel connects you with nature

This amazing bamboo hotel is designed by Penda, a design collective ...

Fuut Desk Foot Rest
»

Fuut is under-table hammock for your feet to adjust comfortably

Sitting on your chair in one position whole day is not possible; you ...

OCQ Bbqube Outdoor Kitchen
»

OCQ Bbqube Outdoor Kitchen: Fully functional kitchen for your lawn

We all are fascinated by the idea of living outdoors, may be this is ...

mesh outdoor collection by Patricia Urquiola for Kettal
»

Kettal Mesh Collection – Outdoor furniture with a catchy visual contrast

Modern outdoor furniture is longed for these days, whether people ...