Posted: 15 Mar 2014 11:46 PM PDT
Marc Baillargeon and Julie Nabucet. In order to make the 130 square meters apartment habitable, some creative steps needed to be taken. The sofa can disappear beneath the raised platform kitchen to create an open space. A home office/workspace is on the other side of the room under some large windows and hanging storage closets. But when it's time to turn in the night, the "sofa" shows even more to reveal a full size bed. The discreet hideaway makes it almost impossible to guess that there is a whole bed hidden inside.
The surprises do not end up in the living room, though. The stairs leading from the main hall of the kitchen conceal a smart storage area beneath the wooden steps. The bathroom next to the kitchen is a bright and airy space with a flood of natural light. A sliding door closes off the space and provides a teeny-tiny shelter in a teeny-tiny apartment.
Posted: 15 Mar 2014 09:17 AM PDT
Sebastian Errazuriz a Chilean designer in collaboration with Horm, created the Metamorphosis shelf. This is a hand carved piece that follows the organic designs of an ivy tracker. The shelf is an attempt by the artist to recreate the old ivy growing in the house he spent his childhood in. At that time together with his brothers they used the thick branches that ran along the wall as a natural platform to storing toys in the garden. This means he was an artist even since his childhood, once he found utility in those decorative ivy branches. Metamorphosis was carved directly on the actual size drawings that the artist made on large wood panels that were developed in Italy with carpenters from the furniture company Horm. The shelf is part of a set of furniture pieces that will be displayed in the exhibition "Beautiful Premonitions" from 28th of April until the 3ed of June at the Cristina Grajales Gallery in New York.