Modular multifunctional unit for small & narrow bedrooms

Sebastian Erazo
© Sebastian Erazo

Given that furniture can often take up a lot of space, it can be difficult to find the optimal configuration and storage situation in a small apartment. Custom-made furniture, tailored to the space and one's needs, can help a lot, whether it's in the kitchen or bathroom.

Based out of Berlin, Chilean architect and furniture maker Sebastian Erazo handcrafted this multifunctional unit for a long and narrow bedroom measuring 220 by 75 inches, connected to a living room by a set of double doors.

Sebastian Erazo© Sebastian Erazo

Measuring about 17 inches wide at the drawers that double as seating, there's also a wardrobe, shelving and a side table to create a four-module unit that places all the storage to one side of the room. So rather than using a mishmash of monolithic furniture pieces that take up a lot of space, everything is allocated to the side to free up more floor space. The bed takes up the whole width of the room and is placed right by the window, and next to the last set of drawers-as-side-table to the right.

Sebastian Erazo© Sebastian Erazo
Sebastian Erazo© Sebastian Erazo
Sebastian Erazo© Sebastian Erazo
Sebastian Erazo© Sebastian Erazo

The latticed doors and shelving of the design allow for light penetration and better visibility in a cramped space.

Sebastian Erazo© Sebastian Erazo

The whole unit is finished with hardoil, which is based on naturally occurring oils and resins, and titanium dioxide pigment, which whitens, hardens and protects the softwoods used in the project from water and ultraviolent light. This is then layered over with bee and carnauba wax.

Sebastian Erazo© Sebastian Erazo

Minimalist and multifunctional, there are a lot of clever, space-saving ideas in this modular unit that could be adapted to any small and narrow bedroom. You can find more information over at Sebastian Erazo.

Tags: Bedrooms | Berlin | Furniture | Small Spaces

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