This small (65 sq. m.) Barcelona apartment, renovated by local firms Miel Arquitectos and Studio P10, combines two individual micro spaces, divided by the shared kitchen and dining areas. The challenge was to make sure the spaces can be closed for privacy without limiting the flow of natural light. So, the segments were positioned on either side of a narrow unit and separated from the communal area via sliding semi-opaque panels. The result is a bright space, full of sunshine and character. Each room includes a desk, double bed, and a storage loft, made possible by the high ceiling. See more photos after the break.
The Dots shelving system by Italian studio Aris has taken the peg board idea to a new extreme. Comprised of modular panels, the furniture can be attached to the wall of any height or size – a great call for small and odd spaces. The shelving boxes are attached to the panels via small wooden cylinders, so you can customize and modify the size and capacity of your storage with elegance and ease. The Dots system has already landed a Red Dot Design Award 2014 for Interior Design Elements. Kudos.
This is just delightful. A hanger that unfolds in order to double its capacity. Shanghai born and Germany based designer Ivan Zhang created this clever little item that takes the traditional hanger function to a new level. Designer explains: “Keeping the original shape and function, Hanger’ can easily twist into two paratactic hangers by using the feature of elastic material and a clever structure design. Then we can keep two pieces of clothes hanging on the same hanger, which is a common usage in daily life. However, the difference is that Hanger’ can help people freely take off the inside clothes, rather than taking off the outside ones first.” A very neat idea that leaves no excuses for messy closets. I like that.
This minimalist and inventive shelving system is a great idea for a small space, especially if you like to change things around. Aptly called Backpack, the system is comprised from wooden shelves that are held together by straps. It requires only four mounting points and allows changing the length of the straps, providing you with a useful adjustable storage solution. Backpack is quite a looker too, and neutral enough to apply it in many different settings. The shelves are made from laminated wood, coated with white melanin. The belts come in white, light grey and anthracite grey. Available for purchase from the designers’ website.
This small apartment, located in the heart of Warsaw, has been designed by Klara Wesół of KW Studio. Thanks to a clever remodel, the old 56m2 space has become an airy pad with an open layout. Designer changed the old kitchen into a bathroom, which, in turn, was replaced by a closet. The wall separating the anteroom and the living room was teared down, broadening the passage between the living room and the bedroom. The overall whiteness of the place also contributes to the spacious feeling of the interior. Thoughtful decorative accents throughout the apartment reflect the owner’s passion for travel and complete the design.
Repotting plants is such a dread. In my case it is also the time when a plant usually dies (my love for indoor gardening is largely unrequited). And this is why this pot by Helsinki based Italian designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso is so very clever. Aptly called Fold Pot, the piece grows along with the growing plant. It is made from rubber, so it is flexible enough for adding soil without having to remove the plant. And thanks to the ability to unfold, the Fold Pot doubles its capacity. Available for purchase from designer’s website.
This product has been created in the shoebox dweller’s heaven. The Floyd Leg is a table leg with the simple clamping mechanism that can be attached to any surface material. The possibilities are truly endless. The legs are compact, easy to store and transport, and they ship flat, saving money and resources. Brilliant! The Floyd leg comes in two sizes.
This small and inventive Paris apartment has been created by studio Schemaa. The main strategic element of the interior is the staircase to the attic, that doubles as storage. Comprised of cupboards of various sizes, this wall of storage allows the rest of the room look airy and minimal. A large mirror reflects the windows and adds light and illusion of a bigger footprint to the room. Another great space-saving trick is a dining table that is easily disassembled and mounted on the wall. The attic houses the bedroom and a compact dressing area. Very succinct and well-thought-out design.
This modular storage system by Fritz und Franken does everything modular storage should do – it adapts to any space size and shape, it is easy to plan and even easier to put together. The modules are held in place by side-mounted runners and skids placed along the opening edges of each cube. Clever. The boxes come in several pleasing pastel colors, so they will look right at home in any room. And made from the renewable polyrey high pressure laminate (a material that is made of 65% paper), this furniture is as eco-friendly as it is goodlooking.