House of Furniture Parts by Studio Makkink & Bey
by sabine7 / May 3, 2009

The House of Furniture Parts by Studio Makkink & Bey was a highlight of the Droog exhibition in Milan this year. Made of CNC cut plywood, the shed-sized house functions as a space within a space, but with a bonus: furniture parts pop out of the walls. Stools, tables and benches can be created by using the patterns set into the walls of the structure, so it is an ever-changing space designed to suit individual needs. It can be packed flat and set up within large interiors of offices, studios and lofts for private workspaces. It certainly was an impressive piece of design at the show, as it took up a large part of the floor space, what with all the many pieces of furniture that surrounded it, leaving gaping holes (almost poetic sci-fi) in the walls. There is something of a doll's house about it, of course, and one wonders how distracting all those "windows" would be, but House of Furniture Parts is definitely food for thought.






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