Check this out, ladies and gents: IKEA concept kitchen 2025. According to company’s head of design Marcus Engman, it’s going to be all about the table. For EXPO Milano 2015, IKEA previewed a concept table called the Table For Living, which tells you what you can make with various ingredients and heats your food, no stove required. Very futuristic gadgetry, and no more excuses for not cooking at home. I like that.
If you cook in a tiny kitchen, you will appreciate the premise of this cookware line. Ovation by Tefal is designed to save cabinet space. The pots seamlessly nest into each other, even the lid handles fold flat. Just what a shoebox dwelling cook needs!
Dynks is a modular shelving system by Polish brand Tabanda. The beauty of this product is in its multifunctionality and ease of assembly. You can build an attractive bookcase, no matter how big or small, in minutes with these blocks. I also love that you can vary the shelf width, which is great for a large variety of books and media. Available for purchase here.
I really like this concept of a self-planting upside-down herb pot. Verdure by London based young designer Seoyeonjin Choi simplifies the indoor gardening to the point of a no-brainer. All you need to do is to insert the seeds into the soil sponge compartment and add water every now and then. The sponge will absorb just the right amount of water, and the halogen lamp will keep your herbs alive and thriving. The screen will protect the plant from any kitchen factors. And the best part, the planter can be attached to the wall or backdrop, so it doesn’t take any counter space.
This tiny studio apartment in Darlinghurst, Australia was selected and designed by architect Brad Schwartz for himself. It was a compromise in space for the sake of location, a perfect example of an inventive use of space. The entire structure revolves around a multifunctional wall unit, which shows and conceals different elements via its sliding doors. Thanks to this feature, the same room can be used as a wine cellar, entertainment area, or home office. I love the clean minimalist look of the apartment and clever space-expanding visual tricks, such as mirrors, narrow floor boards, unified color scheme. See more photos after the break.
Here is an example of a 3D printer put to good use – GustaVino, a stylish and versatile Gaudi inspired modular wine rack made from renewable materials. In its collapsed state it barely takes any space at all, and fully expanded, it can accommodate nine bottles. You can build your wine rack vertically or horizontally, to fit your desired proportions. Beautiful idea. Currently Kickstarting.
The Nesting Shelf by Nendo is one of those “why haven’t I thought of it” objects. Simple and adaptable, it can benefit any small space. The construction of the piece is based on an ultra-thin horizontal section (just 4.8 mm) that slides inside the outer shelving. When expanded to its fullest the shelf doubles in size. Neat.
Jerusalem based young designer Michal Blutrich created Pile, a stackable furniture kit for tiny apartments. It consists of a table, a lamp, and a series of cushions, all you need, really, to accommodate a group of unexpected guests. Designer explains: “Stacking means to reorder elements from horizontal to a vertical and compact composition – creating a sculptural object. This ordinary but effective technique led to the essence of the work: A transforming furniture, with the gesture of opening up to reveal a space to meet.” Check out the video to see the product in action.