86 square foot Paris apartment has the works in a drawer

Maid's Apartment
© Fabienne Delafraye

The small space living website Living in a Shoebox certainly lives up to its name with this apartment in Paris. It's a former maid's room in the attic of a classic Hausmann 7 storey building, all of 86 square feet. Studio Kitoko took the unusual step of using up quite a few of those square feet to build what they call a Swiss Army knife, "a game of sliding and folding, it can contain a multitude of tools in a very small space."

Therefore, the new maid's room is a modular transcription of such an object with elements of storage a bed a table a wardrobe, a staircase, a kitchenette and a bathroom, all fully integrated within a large closet which can be unfolded according to the desires and changes the perception of space.

I am not crazy about the way the table works with the stools under, I think that looks more difficult than a folding table or chair and takes up a lot more space, but it follows the works in a drawer concept.

It is more like living on a boat than in an apartment.

The kitchen has a sink and with a fold-down cover, a small fridge and a single plug in range unit. Small, but workable.

Tiny apartment in Paris (8sqm only) from Kitoko Studio on Vimeo.

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