Matroshka Compact Living Concept: Your Life in 43 Square Feet

Like its namesake, there's more to the Matroshka (meaning "grandmother" in Russian; also used to describe those fun dolls that fit into each other) compact living system than meets the eye. Containing an L-shaped sofa, double bed, dinner table, four stools, total seating for 12, home office workspace, wardrobe and a bunch of storage, Matroshka is a compact living space's dream come true; in its most compact form, it takes up just about 13 43 square feet (4 square meters).

It might not be quite as dramatic as Casulo -- the amazing concept that fits an armoire, a desk, a height-adjustable stool, two more stools, a six-shelf bookcase, and a bed with a mattress into a box -- but its arguably more flexible; you could furnish a studio or one-bedroom apartment with little else, and even host a good-sized dinner party. Hop below the fold for more info and to see Matroshka's neat tricks. ::Matroshka via ::NotCot.org

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