Small Space Furniture: The Living Cube

Small Space Furniture:  The Living Cube

Ah, small space furniture — it never ceases to amaze us.  The latest standout is the “Living Cube,” created by Swiss designer Till Könneker and carpenter Remo Zimmerli.  With a host of functions in one unit, it’s the ultimate storage solution for a small studio apartment.

Könneker designed the Living Cube to help with his own storage dilemma.  It has a spot for a 42″ television, shelves for books or other items, and an area to hang coats and keep shoes.  Inside is a cavernous storage room for items that need to be kept out of sight.  On the top, there’s a queen-sized bed.  Check out the Living Cube website for more photos.

“My goal was to come up with a timeless design that fits any space and living situation…A house is not really flexible but we can re-think the space and furniture inside.  I believe useful furniture must be adapted to the needs of the user.” —  Till Könneker

Könneker is taking his idea to the masses:  Living Cube Furniture is slated to begin production in early January on two prefabricated models.  There’s the standard MINI (8.5 feet long)  and the URBAN (13 feet long), which has select upgrades available, including drawers, USB charging ports, interior lights and a drop down table.

Custom-made cubes are also available for order.  Buyers can choose the shape and size and can build out the interior room into an office, bathroom, recording studio or even wine storage.

The cubes are made in Bern, Switzerland, so U.S. buyers will have to factor in freight shipping. The company is working to set up relationships with fabricators in the U.S. to cut down on the cost of assembly, said Dana Loftus, director of operations and marketing for Living Cube Furniture.

Such functionality doesn’t come cheap:  The Living Cube costs $2,500 for the MINI model, $6,000 for the URBAN model and $10,000 for a custom-designed cube.  Prices do not include shipping and assembly costs.

What do you think?  Would this be useful in your life?

(Photos by Rob Lewis and courtesy of Living Cube Furniture).

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