Ori by Fuseproject

July 13, 2017

Origami Life

Ori by Fuseproject

It's a problem common in all big cities: as property prices skyrocket and living spaces shrink, how should furniture manufacturers fit the same amount of stuff into broom-cupboard sized apartments?

For US startup Ori (as in origami) the solution lies with "robotic furniture systems" where components such as beds and cupboards, usually part of a large integrated structure, can move and transform to accommodate different needs.  Thus at the touch of a button (or a holler at Alexa via Amazon Echo) the entire unit slides up against the wall to create a large living space, ready for dinner or perhaps a party.  Come bed time a full size bed slides out from the base of the unit, transforming the space into a bedroom.

A great way to make use of limited space, and to scare the cat at the same time too. 

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Clever storage is essential for micro-living.  Try the super modular Stick shelving system from Menu, which can be built into endless shapes and configurations.  The Assemblage bookshelf from Seletti is equally flexible.  For something unusually lightweight and stackable check out the Opus Incertum bookshelf from Casamania.
Stick Shelving System - Grey/Light Ash  Assemblage Bookshelf 8 Modules - Do Shop  Opus Incertum - Do Shop

 

Sleek, minimalist lights work well in small spaces as they minimise distraction.  The Skylight Tower suspension light from Frederik Roije, for example, looks great over a desk or kitchen counter.  The iClub wall light from LZF is unobtrusive and gives off a lovely diffused light too.    For a similarly subtle table light try the JWDA concrete lamp from Menu.

Skylight Tower ThreeI-Club Wall / Ceiling Light - Slim - Do Shop  JWDA Concrete Lamp - Do Shop

 

Go for functional and slick accessories such as the Wine Cool Breather from Menu, the Bellows iPad shoulder bag from Nava and the Sway silicone container from Finell

JWDA Concrete Lamp - Do Shop Bellows iPad Shoulder Bag - Dark Grey  Sway Silicone Container with Lid - Do Shop


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