For many city-dwellers, living spaces often comes limited, so much so that it’s not uncommon for homes to be referred to as “micro-apartments.” German designer Nils Holger Moormann has created Kammerspiel for these tiny abodes, a sleek, all-in-one unit for sleeping, eating, working and storage. This is the largest piece of furniture he’s ever engineered, and the purpose of the multi-functional structure is to provide a space-saving solution for people with limited square footage.
The room is constructed from various “modules” and each one is designed to service a different function, whether it be for ongoing use or packing away goods.The bedroom component is located at the top of the unit and features storage options built into the surrounding edges, as well as concealed connection points for various electrical devices. Leading up to the lofted bed is a stair case that’s actually part of the wardrobe module. Each stair doubles as a drawer for clothing, and along one of the clothes rails there are two additional drawers and three compartments.
The recessed seating module is located on the lower outside of the unit and is complete with a sofa, two large drawers and assorted bookshelves.
When it comes time to sit down for a meal, the kitchen unit can easily be put into use with its folding table. The dining module also features open and closed kitchen shelving and a magnetic board for writing messages.
A long flat module located on the opposite side of the sofa was designed to accommodate one bicycle on the wall, plus any additional travel accessories in the three drawers below.
Additional storage options can be found on the interior of the unit. This interior section as room for a variety of items and according to the designer’s website it is the perfect sized space for three drink crates, 25 wine bottles, a vacuum cleaner, cleaning bucket, bracket for shovel and broom, cleaning utensils, snowboard or skis with shoes and helmet, six plastic boxes and more.
When describing the project Moormann said, “At a time when affordable living space is becoming scarce and the grand opera is not always possible, a Kammerspiel—or intimate theatre—can be a fitting alternative.”
See more work from Nils Holger Moormann here.
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