The Orb was born of Philip Simpson’s desire to have an inspiring and affordable outdoor space for his own family to enjoy. His starting point, as a designer, was to reject the box-like structure and unnatural colours and contours of the classic caravan. He wanted something that would enhance the user’s appreciation of the outdoors, from both inside and out. His initial sketches (on backs of envelopes and restaurant napkins), inspired more by gypsy caravans and yachts, won the support of his dream team of architects and designers, and the list of potential customers grew.
The Orb is a contemporary, architect-designed mobile home.Its unique oval shape and generous glazing provide a luxurious sense of space and light, as well as intrinsic strength, sustainability and superb insulation efficiency.It is built to a standard far beyond.
The monocoque construction is using boat-building techniques and materials, is more durable and long lasting than any other traditionally built structure on the market.The design of the internal chassis has been developed as part of our patent application, which prevents corrosion or decay to the substructure as it is completely encased inside the unit. The unit’s positioning off the floor prevents the rising damp and rot that more traditional wooden structures can suffer from.
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