Michael K Chen Architecture
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Unfolding Apartment contemporary-bedroom

Unfolding Apartment


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June 20, 2013
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Who manufactures the bed and where can it be purchased?
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The bed is entirely custom and made from hardware from a few different companies. In our opinion, the nicest murphy bed hardware comes from Hafele.
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February 6, 2013
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It is.
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Love the perforated grille to let the sunlight through to the bed! We make those type of products and in dozens of designs. Looks great!
    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 7:57AM
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September 28, 2014
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I want this - call me
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The client came up with the idea of a Murphy bed that could fold out of the way when not in use. The designers then had to figure out how to transform the sleeping space into a living space. They didn't want to have to see the bottom of the bed in the way that many Murphy beds are styled, so they created a giant pivoting door. The door hides the bed when it's not in use, and becomes a partition between sleeping and living areas when the bed is out.
Laura Gaskill added this to Easy Green: 10 Tiny Homes That Live Large
The Houzz: Unfolding apartment in ManhattanBy: Michael Chen and Kari Anderson, Normal ProjectsTip: Be innovative with space savers. Another unfolding apartment, this one has a large cabinet that conceals a bed, a closet and a desk. The "wall" partitioning the bed from the living area is actually the cabinet door.
Jennifer Ott Design added this to Palatable Palettes: 8 Cool Blue Bedrooms
Royal BlueDarker shades of blue can be tricky to work with as they, like all dark hues, tend to suck all the light from a room and make it feel cavelike. This room, however, with its wall of windows and its white walls, can accommodate the deep, intense blue cabinetry. The result is a brilliantly modern sleeping space.
Becky Harris added this to New Looks for Time-Honored Murphy Beds
Murphy bed inspiration helped Michael Chen and Kari Anderson of Normal Projects create an apartment that unfolds in all kinds of ways. It transitions to suit the owner's needs — from a living room to a bedroom to an office to a lounge with a bar — all thanks to their ingenious cabinetry design.See the way the rest of this apartment unfolds
Samantha Schoech added this to 15 Rooms That Excel at Double Duty
The Disappearing Guest RoomThere is a happy medium between a guest cottage at the ready and a blow-up mattress in the living room. Murphy beds take advantage of vertical space; when guests leave, they can be flipped back up, and your life can get back to normal.
Mitchell Parker added this to 12 Design Tips From Guy-Friendly Spaces
7. Be functional. Guys are utilitarian. We love to think in practical terms and believe we're MacGyver. That's why Murphy beds and functional, versatile storage units are key to any guy space.See more: Houzz Tour: 400-Square-Foot Unfolding Apartment
400-Square-Foot Unfolding Apartment Location: Manhattan Size: 400 square feetIntent on finding a way to have guests over for dinner and overnight visits, this apartment owner worked with a local firm to squeeze each zone of his apartment into a built-in cabinet along one wall. The massive cabinet contains a bed, desk and closet, all of which can fold out or back as needed.See more of this home
A panel swings and the bed drops to turn the open living space into a bedroom. The panel is a super idea, for it creates a sense of privacy and cuts down on sunlight from the windows.See more inspiring Murphy beds

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hidden bed in basement! with closets
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closet doors
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I like the bold color and build in shelf, though that may be unlikely to take up a lot of depth
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Love the bed container.
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save space
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doubles as guest bed
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Murphy bed
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Cubbie inside back for storage
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Murph you bed
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space saving
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Built in bookshelf
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The Disappearing Guest Room There is a happy medium between a guest cottage at the ready and a blow-up mattress in the living room. Murphy beds take advantage of vertical space; when guests leave, they can be flipped back up, and your life can get back to normal.
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murphy bed to have in exercise room
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Nice idee vir extra bed in kas
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Nice frame, legs and recessed shelves
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Loft bed
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Hideaway bed
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ideal space saver to provide extra bed without adding extra room.
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Cama retráctil
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Murphy bed
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The bed
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Fold away bed.
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Maxwell lower
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Like the panel behind bed behind for behind fireplace
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so cool
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back wall
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murphy bed
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cool room divider for boys room
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el hierro con agujeritos que tiene en la pared
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love the wall of built in cabinets
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small living
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Murphy bed
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Awesome use of limited space!!
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Rumpus room
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Guest Bed
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Murphy bed
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Cama Plegable en closet
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Would this make sense for guest bedroom/office?
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Fold down bed
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built in bed, colours simplicity perfect
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love the blue box in the center that essentially divides the space and creates a bedroom.
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Fold down guest bed
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Murphy Bed?
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Multi function
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for down stars/studio office room
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Cama escondida
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murphy bed
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Punch of color
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Again, I love the color. Makes it pop.
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Color scheme and floors
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very androgynous!
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Pivoting wall
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Guest bedroom
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murphy bed with side storage
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Great Murphy bed with bookcase, end table built into back of unit behind bed
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Murphy bed for kids loft room
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Murphy Bed
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Bed in a wall
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What's behind the murphy bed?
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fold out bed
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wall bed... cool idea
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divided space
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Original bed II
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murphy bed
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Hafele pull down bed hardware
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Bed Concept
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pull out bed
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might be a way to get a second bed?
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m bedroom
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Murphy bed
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wall bed legs
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cool walls
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Murphy bed, built ins
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Privacy with the open door
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could use that, having a fold-out bed would save soooo much space
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I like the bed
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Le lits
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Hidden bed
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Hidden bed
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Small one room apt
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fold down bed
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Folding components - Murphy bed w/closet & "office"
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kind of Quinns idea
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Space Saver!
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Division w/tv or view.
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Murphy bed
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Recessed niche inside Murphy bed
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Too cool
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hardware for building
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Space saving
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the bookcases under the window, bed head
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Murphy bed
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Type of murphy bed.
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best bed cabinet yet
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Unfolding apartment
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Not a fan of Murphy beds.
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utility of small space to requirements.
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Nice design but diffErent color and do away with the back
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