Total Furnishing Unit by Joe Colombo


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We show a lot of transformer furniture; we love ideas that combine different functions into units that take up less space and let us live more efficiently with less. It is not a new idea; we have previously shown Joe Colombo's Minikitchen, recently re-released by Boffi.

Now we present Colombo's Total Furnishing Unit, developed for an exhibition in 1969 and shown at the Museum of Modern Art in 1972. It has everything, including the kitchen sink.


The fully equipped kitchen was built into the end.


When you pushed in the dining room table, you could pull out beds (and a wardrobe).


Step up and there is an office/study hidden behind.


Isometric of the unit. ::Designboom, ::Joe Colombo: Inventing the Future and ::Joe Colombo

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