French designers Kitoko decorated a client's 86sqft flat with an incredibly clever array of fold-out/fold-away furnishings and appliances, packing a genuinely improbable amount of stuff neatly into a tiny space.
despite the limited dimensions, the space had to be functional in order to sleep, cook, eat, wash, work and store a maximum amount of items. according to the studio, their architectural response that implements many different amenities refers to the 'concept of the swiss army knife'. the accessory is a simple knife but, by a game of sliding and folding, it can contain a multitude of tools in a very small object. therefore, the renovation is a modular transcription of such an object with elements of storage, a bed, a table, a wardrobe, a staircase, a kitchenette and a bathroom, all fully integrated within a large closet, which can be opened and closed according to the needs and changes the perception of space. kitoko believes, 'the requirement of a unique multifunctional space has first been seen as a fairly complex constraint and, in the end, it became the real strength of the project.'
kitoko studio fills tiny 8 sqm parisian apartment with hidden amenities [fabienne delafraye/Design Boom]