Anyone who has lived in a studio apartment, or tried to pack all of their belongings into a single room, knows how essential good organization and storage is to keep things tidy and efficient. It seems like there’s never enough closet space, or room for bookcases. This simple design meets all of those needs and more: the Living Cube, a lofted bed that’s also a closet, entertainment center and storage space.
Designed by Till Koenneker, the Living Cube is a minimalist design for small apartments and other spaces that manages to take the place of a fairly wide range of furniture that would normally be spread out throughout the room.
Separately, the items that would provide the same function – entertainment center, shelves, wardrobe and bed – would take up a lot of floor space, and wouldn’t solve the problem of hiding unsightly items that need to be stored.
Koenneker came up with the design when he moved into an apartment studio lacking any storage space, realizing that while the room itself may not be flexible, we can rethink the space and furniture inside. “I believe useful furniture must be adapted to the needs of the user.”