Most of the time, we are content to have less flexibility and portability if it means we can have furniture, furnishings and fixtures of higher durability and quality. However, we do not always have the luxury of permanence in small spaces – particularly when it comes to accommodating temporary shifts in usage, guests, etc…
These three room-in-a-box designs are not meant to replace conventional interior design but to augment it by making other options available as needed. Such architectural furniture may never become mainstream but it certainly provides a conceptual counterpoint to our too-often accepted idea that interior designs are relatively immutable.
The foldaway guest room is a perfect example: who wants to maintain a guest bedroom all the time anyway – the extra space costs money that could be easily saved since it is rarely in use.
Likewise, a foldaway office such as this one is handy for people who do relatively little work at home but still need some study space for paying bills, organizing taxes and doing other periodic paperwork.
Perhaps the least obviously useful of the three, the mobile kitchen might be best put to use when guests are in town – or tucked onto a truck when traveling around.