Bleeding Edge Furniture Technology

While there’s a certain novelty about space-saving, transforming furniture–dining rooms that tuck into floors, automated, disappearing bedrooms and so on–its impact on architecture can be real and profound. It might double or triple the utility of a given room, leading to diminished real estate needs, leading to less sprawl, leading to less driving, less waste, smaller carbon footprints and a shot of mitigating the profound damage humans have done to the planet (sorry,

Micro Kitchen Concept for Small Urban Dwellings

A new prototype by GE Monogram, unveiled at Dwell on Design 2014, rethinks appliance design for the small-space era. See the micro kitchen concept, plus other appliances designed for the compact kitchen of the future, here. Designed for a new wave of small urban dwellings, both for millennials and those looking to downsize, the GE Micro Kitchen concept is meant to be a “major shift” in appliance design, according to

HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens

Let’s play a game: Guess whether the appliance in the photo above is a dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, microwave, sink, or oven. Would you believe me if I told you it was each and every one of those? Well, meet GE’s micro-kitchen, an innovative appliance designed to house all of your kitchen needs in a compact stylish unit. At first glance, the micro-kitchen looks like it came straight out of a

Designers Reinvent the Micro-Kitchen

The C=1m2 micro kitchen by French carpenter/designer Jean-Luc Sifferlin packs a full kitchen into a rolling 10-square-foot armoire. Any chef worth his or her salt knows that the size of one’s kitchen has nothing to do with the quality of one’s cooking. But American kitchens are generally bloated with oversize appliances and real estate-hogging layouts, more theater than laboratory, status symbols even for those who never cook. Even apartments in

Hands-On With GE’s New Micro Kitchen Concept

The folks at GE Appliances brought a vision of a downsized future to Dwell on Design in LA. It’s a world of smaller homes, smaller appliances, and smaller factories. GE’s latest concept kitchen, known as “monoblock,” is a fully modular design based on swappable panels and 24-inch wide appliances. We got a unique hands-on tour from Lou Lenzi, design director for GE Appliances. It’s designed to appeal to millenials and

Furniture For Micro Apartment

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8 Smart Ideas for Small Bathrooms

OVAL SINK In a Lake Martin, Alabama,lake house bathroomdesigned by Bill Ingram, an oval-shaped sink by Toto is softer — more like a bowl — and gives you more counter space than a square. WASHSTAND WITH TOWEL BARS “I love this washstand from Waterworks, because I can hang wet towels without having to have towel bars everywhere,” designer Barry Dixon says of the bathroom in a Washington, D.C. row house.

GE’s new Micro-Kitchen packs in everything plus the kitchen sink (hands-on)

By the end of this year, GE’s small-batch manufacturing site, FirstBuild, plans to meet its first challenge. The newly opened arm of GE Appliances and Local Motors on the University of Louisville campus hopes to foster innovation in a creative community of makers. FirstBuild provides resources and knowledge to ambitious inventors, both in person and online, allowing them to create prototypes of interesting products that might not otherwise have seen

It’s time to order furniture for your micro apartment – Quartz

Construction of New York City’s much-anticipated first micro apartment complex is finally underway. While the photos show how tiny the units are actually going to be, the experience of living in a space as small as 270 sq. ft. arguably depends less on its footprint and more in the accommodations that enable residents to go about their daily routines with ease and comfort, including a good place to sleep. Multi-purpose

Mini, Micro Kitchen AppliancesCorporate Housing Chat from CHBO

If you have read any of the real estate news these days, especially in California, they say the Micro Apartment is all the rage. Gone are the days where space is abundant.  Now they are building 300 and 400 square foot apartments to provide housing for the next generation at affordable rates.  My first real estate investment was a 400 square foot Corporate Housing rental in San Francisco and it