(Video link HERE.) We find this video of a tiny apartment* in which each piece of furniture transforms into something else strangely compelling, all the while feeling that having to transform EVERYTHING in our place would drive us mad.

It did give us some ideas, one in particular that solves a design problem we been struggling with in our Murphy Bed storage unit. Our  side opening door looks sleek when closed but sticks too far out into the room when open. What to do. 

At about .50 seconds into the video, we found the answer.  The door to a storage unit cleverly opens down to become a desk/surface which we really could use.

A lesson in how one good idea is all you need to spark a solution.

*The micro-unit was part of the2013 exhibition “Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers” at the Museum of the City of New York in conjunction with Citizens Housing & Planning Council (chpcny.org). Furniture in the micro-unit is available at Resource Furniture.

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3 replies on “Tiny Transforming Apartment Yields One Big Idea

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  3. All white clothes? And only like 5 shirts? Who is this person? Totally unrealistic.

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