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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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!
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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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Sobriété pour un lit mural
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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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Reese likes the locker theme
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divided space
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murphy bed
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Great Murphy bed with bookcase, end table built into back of unit behind bed
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Hafele pull down bed hardware
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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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Bedroom idea hide-a bed
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cool walls
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Love this
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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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Great idea for guests/older kids
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Clever design
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silla para escritorio
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Murphy bed
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Folding components - Murphy bed w/closet & "office"
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kind of Quinns idea
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Stow away beds
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Cool wall design
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Nice one
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Space Saver!
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Wall bed
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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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Murphy bed
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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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royal blue red bedroom
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best bed cabinet yet
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Murphy bed
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the bed idea
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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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ooh! lovely recess
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Nice design but diffErent color and do away with the back
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I liked the fact the bed could fold up.
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Murphy bed
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hiding bed
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murphy bed
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second bedroom/office - murphy bed - yes!
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Fold down bed.
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Murphy bed
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Murphy bed for guest suite sitting room
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blue color and chair
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Murphy bed
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Murphy bed
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Feature wall
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murphy bed
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murphy bed hidden in fold out apt.
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murphey bed
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Murphy bed
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Pullout bed?
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pull out bed
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Wall pull out bed
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i like the bed frame that the bed sits in!
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cottage and/or guest bedroom
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mueble a lo largo de la ventana
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Murphy bed.
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chase's room -> blue, gray, yellow
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Murphy bed
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Studio food bed
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Murphy bed
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Space opener !
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murphy bed
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Fold away bed
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The dark blue partition
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Use of murrphy bed.
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La niche du lit mural, parce qu'il n'y a pas de table de chevet
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Murphy bed and storage
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Murphy bed /storage
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nice wall color
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Murphy bed
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small space bed
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Small storage inside the pull out bed
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Bed idea 6
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the bed in the wardrobe
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store in wardrobe
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? Possible in my room
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lit escamotable
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Folded bed
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bed can be hidden
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Murphy bed
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Murphy bed?
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Pull down bed for office
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still like this
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Hidden bed. Good for flexibility
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Murphy bed boys room
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Cool small space
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murphy bed/suite
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the blues
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400 sq ft - same size as my new pad
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Color scheme
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Murphy bed
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Could be Derek room
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Murphy bed with cabinet
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Chairs, Murphy bed
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Unfolding Bed
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it's in dwell designed for wall to move/ create privacy?
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Lit murphy
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This looks very practical - would be a great feature for the living room while saving up for renovations. And it's not lost either - if we have ever company it could function as a guest bed.
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