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Unfolding Apartment contemporary-bedroom

Unfolding Apartment


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The pivoting door not only divides the sleeping and living spaces, but a drop-down flap also doubles as a desk or bar. The entire unit is made out of a combination of hardware from several different companies, including some designed by Normal Projects. Customizing this piece was not only necessary because of its size and functions, but also to ensure that the motion of the cabinet was just right. "That process involved a lot of precise digital modeling to keep track of the slides and the rotations of hinges and pivots," says Chen.
Annie Thornton added this to Folding Designs Make the Most of Your Space
Revolutionize a small space. This blue unit is an entire storage, sleeping and work system, designed to fold back against the wall. One piece opens out to reveal a fold-down bed, and there is also a foldaway desk that can be used when the bed is out or stored. It’s an inspired solution to small-space living in a studio in New York City. See more of this 400-square-foot apartment

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henrichgold added this to henrichgold's Ideas
2 hours ago
It simplicity
ldmccask added this to Kitchen
20 hours ago
Folding desk
alimajila added this to BED ROOM IDEAS
on Thursday
For third floor? a stash all of bed and office
Margot Greenlee added this to Home Office Ideas
on Thursday
space saving
mmyers01 added this to Buitlt-ins / Customs
on Thursday
godutchbaby added this to carl st
on Thursday
Murphy bed/bookcase
kb75135 added this to Interior Ideas
on Thursday
space saver
mike_ast153 added this to Guest Bedroom
on Wednesday
Folding desk
lkozak77 added this to living room
on Wednesday
lucidite added this to Salon
on Wednesday
Pièce multifonctionnelle
miah626 added this to miah626's ideas
on Wednesday
I love the functionality of creating a usable smaller space.
hollydickinson1994 added this to hollydickinson1994's Ideas
on Wednesday
deblorsch added this to Guest Room
on Wednesday
The folding bed and "office" are perfect for my office/guest room. Exactly what I've been looking for ... in a different color.
Jocelyn Horrobin added this to jocelyn_horrobin's studio ideas
August 13, 2014
Angela Cotton added this to angela_cotton4276576's Ideas
August 10, 2014
Smartest 400 square feet I've seen in a while.
churchviewcottage added this to churchviewcottage's ideas
August 10, 2014
fold away bed
sueymcg added this to wall bed ideas
July 26, 2014
Costa Rica realty added this to Costa Rica realty's Ideas
July 20, 2014
studio apts
Toni Schneller added this to toni_schneller's Ideas
July 16, 2014
Fold down desk
eschwarz0131 added this to eschwarz0131's ideas
July 16, 2014
ericaelyserod01 added this to ericaelyserod01's Ideas
June 25, 2014
Desk bed combo
winbee added this to winbee's ideas
May 27, 2014
excellent use of space
jucker01 added this to Multifunction sitting/bedroom
May 26, 2014
The multifunction pivot door is great, whole concept fabulous.
wayneseymour added this to wayneseymour's ideas
May 23, 2014
Fold out bed
mjchiaro added this to Astoria
May 8, 2014
Components for first floor
Ritesh Goel added this to abha
May 6, 2014
Abha's study table soft board
ayra42no added this to Iriola
April 24, 2014
Bedroom work area
anns48house added this to Lucy's Bedroom
April 19, 2014
floating desk thing
Normah Zondo added this to normah_zondo's ideas
April 12, 2014
space saving - bachelor/studio apartment
karemixi added this to Kare's multipurpose room ideas
April 6, 2014
color, unit
rafiproperties added this to 126 salem - residential
April 2, 2014
micro apartment
karrlozz added this to karrlozz's Ideas
March 24, 2014
Fotografía 6
Tavan Shop added this to erichc's ideas
March 19, 2014
amburgess added this to Basement
February 17, 2014
murphy bed
cemarahijau added this to cemarahijau's ideas
February 16, 2014
Sunlight Properties Ltd added this to Clever Spaces
February 13, 2014
A view from the other side of the screen, showing a drop down desk...
lindafox5 added this to green house
February 12, 2014
Partition murphy bed
tdas26 added this to tdas26's Ideas
February 12, 2014
Space Utilization
littlejenni added this to littlejenni's ideas
February 12, 2014
Amazing space saving idea!!
Emali Candelaria added this to emali_candelaria's ideas
January 29, 2014
Love the blue color!
shelleyjvr added this to shelleyjvr's Ideas
January 22, 2014
downright-southern added this to a Mommy-Wy COLLABERATE-ion
January 21, 2014
The casters... just roll away a wall & voila!
afritch added this to afritch's Ideas
January 6, 2014
jillhenggeler added this to container home storage
January 4, 2014
bedroom hidden in wall (murphy bed), drop down counter top
lisarobertsdesign added this to Boys Guest Rooms
January 2, 2014
sharidekelboum added this to sharidekelboum's Ideas
December 16, 2013
Great idea
pcdownin added this to Condo Chile
December 14, 2013
diverso added this to DD
December 1, 2013
fold down table
Paula Alice added this to paula_alice's Ideas
November 9, 2013
Bon Marche LLC added this to Edited Living - Micro Environments
November 3, 2013
Good idea for creating storage and dividing space - for our office
Jean Love added this to kitchen
October 19, 2013
bed in cupboard. casters on door, tip down table
Carlos Lanuza added this to carlos_lanuza's Ideas
October 6, 2013
Wall table
karikjb13 added this to Home Office Ideas
September 11, 2013
flip down desk (put on back of murphy bed)
arams28 added this to arams28's Ideas
September 11, 2013
Unfolding apartment
wydownstudios added this to Bedroom Ideas
September 4, 2013
unfolding apt
wydownstudios added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 4, 2013
floor paln
rochound added this to Murals or Painting color motifs
September 3, 2013
Drop down table and room divider in one. Great design.
Ryan Smith added this to ryan_smith6812's Ideas
August 18, 2013
dawnese added this to dawnese's ideas
August 16, 2013
Great wallbed, all 'round
makesmyheartsing added this to makesmyheartsing's Ideas
August 14, 2013
pivot door makes a screen for bed when folded down, otherwise a desk area
ana88 added this to Studio Apartment
August 14, 2013
markrichardson added this to Carlos & Jill
August 13, 2013
Potential hidden office desk in built ins? (Desk would be where bed folds out in this image)
pmcgrane added this to Home Office Ideas
August 3, 2013
Interesting use of space and cool Murphy bed
nikomagirl added this to nikomagirl's Ideas
July 27, 2013
Bad ass Murphy bed
mharg35 added this to kids bedroom
July 26, 2013
rodrigocolombo added this to Quartos
July 22, 2013
Graziella Chetcuti added this to Fresh/Inventive
July 17, 2013
Fresh/Inventive 1
paulfunston added this to paulfunston's Favorites
July 14, 2013
Unfolding Apt-2
stacydrinkutsmith added this to studio ideas
July 14, 2013
murphy options
sttrro added this to studio
July 13, 2013
artisticlym3 added this to artisticlym3's Ideas
July 12, 2013
Space division
spiritisland added this to Desk spaces
July 12, 2013
Would we be able to fit something like this idea in for RS' studio?
nurzada007 added this to nurzada007's Ideas
July 8, 2013
folded desk as murphy bed cover
leesenghong added this to leesenghong's ideas
July 5, 2013
wallbed with 1 swing door with desk
katiewhite7 added this to katiewhite7's Ideas
June 23, 2013
? Built in behind door with fold down as desk or tabke
corneliaroach added this to palm beach
June 17, 2013
newlady0811 added this to Convertable homes
June 16, 2013
Another fold/drop down table
Sheila Newton added this to sheila_newton's ideas
June 13, 2013
garage br
megomango added this to megomango's ideas
June 12, 2013
murphy bed
darshb added this to carport unit?
June 7, 2013
bed divider
Penny Pierson added this to penny_pierson's Ideas
June 6, 2013
murphy bed idea with built in desk and storage
Donna Combe added this to Bedroom Ideas
May 15, 2013
Clever storage desk
gigulls added this to gigulls's Ideas
May 2, 2013
Good use of space
mimisfo added this to mimisfo's Ideas
April 28, 2013
lugz added this to lugz's ideas
April 17, 2013
mcdrk added this to mcdrk's Ideas
March 31, 2013
msiewgoh added this to msiewgoh's Ideas
March 9, 2013
mteamor added this to mteamor's Ideas
March 7, 2013
The blue bookcase is just the right pop of color
Patty Ashcraft added this to cut1cow's Ideas
March 5, 2013
Blue drop table
niksthe1 added this to niksthe1's ideas
February 24, 2013
caragohome added this to Decor
February 19, 2013
fold out desk.
jilll added this to 45sps skylight room
February 14, 2013
similar for vsg room
Debbie Stankovich added this to garage
February 13, 2013
clever use of space
Pamela Becker added this to pamela_becker's ideas
January 30, 2013
unfolding bed with door creating privacy
darshb added this to darshb's ideas
January 27, 2013
pivoting wall
Rob Raven added this to rob_raven summerland
January 20, 2013
Tyler Asby added this to The Big Idea
January 8, 2013
Pod Design
Orly Zadik_Ofir added this to orly_zadik_ofir's Ideas
January 4, 2013
כך נראה כשזה פתוח
gmresq added this to Murphy beds
December 23, 2012
The pivoting door not only divides the sleeping and living spaces, but a drop-down flap also doubles as a desk or bar. The entire unit is made out of a combination of hardware from several different companies, including some designed by Normal Projects. Customizing this piece was not only necessary because of its size and functions, but also to ensure that the motion of the cabinet was just right. "That process involved a lot of precise digital modeling to keep track of the slides and the rotations of hinges and pivots," says Chen.
quirkypatina added this to quirkypatina's Ideas
December 23, 2012
Cute space
mfanardy added this to mfanardy's Ideas
November 27, 2012
madelinelilith added this to madelinelilith's Ideas
November 24, 2012
Folding table
ginger added this to container house
November 7, 2012
Tiny functional space
ekoe architecture added this to Studio Apartments
November 4, 2012
Murphy Bed 02
wonghop168 added this to wonghop168's ideas
October 29, 2012
Moses Muriithi added this to Oyster lavingtonview kawa
October 19, 2012
Now that is effective space use
Moses Muriithi added this to moses_muriithi's ideas
October 3, 2012
Simple dividers
t_antono added this to t_antono's Ideas
October 1, 2012
New York style
alecsantamaria added this to alecsantamaria's Ideas
September 14, 2012
Repisa/ escritorio
pauljameswright added this to pauljameswright's Ideas
September 10, 2012
Amazing use of small space
nevzat tayfun added this to nevzat's ideas
August 31, 2012
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adedrick added this to adedrick's ideas
August 22, 2012
fold out desk
Domicile Renovation & Design added this to Murphy Bed
August 14, 2012
Hidden bed open = small office space
a12stringer added this to a12stringer's ideas
August 12, 2012
partition idea
roosje_x added this to Inspiration
August 12, 2012
Love the double functions of everything, very clever.
paulaetaylor added this to paulaetaylor's ideas
August 9, 2012
Wonderful that when bed I'd opened the wall becomes a desk
khatijah added this to khatijah's ideas
August 9, 2012
lets78 added this to lets78's ideas
August 8, 2012
Tiny spaces
jbdesignsusa added this to jbdesignsusa's ideas
August 7, 2012
Great design, so useful in small space
dstrong added this to Studio Plans
August 5, 2012
Another angle of built-in
pamela22 added this to Randome Thoughts
July 31, 2012
cherenique added this to Bits and Pieces
July 26, 2012
Love it!!!!
jlynnrunde added this to jlynnrunde's ideas
July 22, 2012
donna partitian
farahsl added this to studios
July 15, 2012
pretty amazing
missniya added this to missniya's Ideas
July 4, 2012
Seen on tiny houses doc
marylee23 added this to marylee23's ideas
July 4, 2012
the pivot door that hides the murphy bed
alaskasail added this to Office
June 10, 2012
Muphy bed
jamiejohnson1 added this to jamiejohnson1's ideas
June 10, 2012
Small houses
lizahm added this to lizahm's Favorites
May 6, 2012
lucygoosy added this to lucygoosy's ideas
April 1, 2012
fold down desk
bawolfy added this to bawolfy's Favorites
March 31, 2012
Elena Malta added this to elenamalta's ideas
March 26, 2012
small apt
housejunkie added this to small living spaces
March 25, 2012
The pivoting door not only divides the sleeping and living spaces, but a drop-down flap also doubles as a desk or bar.
late4wk added this to Small Space
March 25, 2012
Walls create dividers and new spaces.
kwsturges added this to kwsturges's ideas
March 24, 2012
ideas for the downstairs unit
cshe added this to built in casework
March 5, 2012
pivoting cabinet/murphy bed door divides space
Jeljer Visser added this to basement
February 17, 2012
divider wall on weels
luvs10138 added this to storage ideas
February 12, 2012
blue storage
mdsc1300 added this to mdsc1300's ideas
February 12, 2012
More of the Murphy bed
namita added this to namita's ideas
February 9, 2012
compact house
adobre added this to adobre's ideas
February 9, 2012
400sqfoot 3
beachbauer added this to pied-a-tierre
February 8, 2012
Go to for other great murphy bed ideas
sunshine2020 added this to Bedroom Ideas-002
February 5, 2012
Murphy / built in bed; Partition
viliamu added this to Living Areas
February 4, 2012
Incredible, smart use of space. Love the tech involved in making the cabinetry work for all the different functions.
rejiabanu added this to rejiabanu's ideas
February 4, 2012
mlaura added this to Design details
February 2, 2012
murphy bed
jordan peterson interior design added this to living spaces
February 2, 2012
kirstjen added this to general
February 2, 2012
blueroof added this to blueroof's ideas
February 2, 2012
Small space
esherpa added this to esherpa's ideas
February 1, 2012
The pivoting door not only divides the sleeping and living spaces, but a drop-down flap also doubles as a desk or bar.
Dieny added this to dieny's ideas
February 1, 2012
So briliant...
soccermadre4 added this to soccermadre4's ideas
February 1, 2012
like this door and pull down desk idea
treker added this to treker's ideas
February 1, 2012
studio apartment
girlofthehollow added this to couldbe condo
February 1, 2012
vibrant artwork
dafjt added this to dafjt's ideas
February 1, 2012
Variety of uses
cabbott added this to cabbott's ideas
February 1, 2012
small workspace in appartment
arborhouse203 added this to arborhouse203's ideas
February 1, 2012
tiny apartment
Pierre Fuger added this to pleipzig's ideas
February 1, 2012
widen the thickness of the murphy door to allow for pull down shades where the desk is. multiple background designs. extra width may also allow embedded monitor/ipad storage.
Tyneir Bethea added this to Tyneir's ideas
February 1, 2012
Great use of space and materials
lindac1110 added this to lindac1110's ideas
February 1, 2012
other side of the murphy bed - cabinets facing out to the right
nickles added this to nickles's ideas
February 1, 2012
murphy bed
gerij added this to gerij's ideas
February 1, 2012
KACK added this to general
February 1, 2012
garage makeover murphy bed/cabinet
cxdyer added this to Carmine Cottage
February 1, 2012
myrphy bed with a fold out desk, great idea
mars2 added this to windows and walls
February 1, 2012
Murphy bed cabinet
alberthopper added this to bedroom
February 1, 2012
A suggestion from the client inspired the solution: a built-in cabinet that holds a closet, a bed and a desk, while dividing the home into comfortable activity zones.
angel added this to angelf's ideas
February 1, 2012
love fold-out desk!
reni01 added this to reni01's Favorites
February 1, 2012
dwieden added this to dwieden's ideas
February 1, 2012
fold-able bed
Advanced Tek Systems added this to changebuilding's ideas
February 1, 2012
wall bed
M Studio Interior Design added this to archimara's ideas
February 1, 2012
versatile murphy bed
tishab added this to tishab's ideas
January 31, 2012
Cabinet bed combo would be good for basement
tinkergee added this to tinkergee's ideas
January 31, 2012
container house
lema added this to lema's ideas
January 31, 2012
mini bedroom #3
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