Innovative Disappearing Bed Design Expands Living Space

For anyone looking to maximize on a small amount of living space, this innovative bed design is the perfect solution! Architects Julie Nabucet and Marc Baillargeon teamed up to convert a tiny 130-square-foot space into a functional apartment for a student living in Paris. They used every bit of space in the room–formerly a master bathroom of a larger apartment–to maximize on both efficiency as well as modern style.

One of the most innovative concepts that the team developed is the Disappearing Bed, which can function in three ways. First, the elevated kitchen landing serves as a hideaway for the bed during the day. Then, the bed can be pulled halfway out like a drawer and set up to serve as a sofa. Finally, at night, the coffee table fits perfectly under the built in shelving on the wall so that the bed can be laid out flat for sleeping.

The apartment is filled with nooks and crannies that have multiple purposes and no detail was overlooked. Even the stairs leading up to the kitchen open up so that bed linens can be stored inside. Baillargeon said, “Our approach to architecture is that the house is not so much a machine for living, but a tool for living well.”

Julie Nabucet’s website
Marc Baillargeon’s website
via [Toxel]

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