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Small-Space Solution: Live/Work Furniture from Hirashima in Japan

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 16, 2014 01:09 AM
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by Alexa Hotz last modified May 15, 2014

More often than not, I'm pulling my laptop into bed to finish up work at night (and I know I'm not alone)—so why not combine a desk with a bed? Or a sofa with a table?  Enter Hirashima , a Japanese furniture company that focuses on solving the day-to-day riddles of small-space living. Their designs—a table with a bookshelf, a headboard that is also a desk, and a sofa that extends into a dining table—are all meant to bring rhythm and flow to apartment living. Each design is available with a mix of different modular add-ons, hardwood options, sizes and shapes; all available online through Japanese shop, Piano Isola . Above: The  Legere Bean Dining Table is made of walnut in the shape of a bean (or a slightly askew half moon). Below the tabletop, a second layer of walnut is used for dining room storage. Above: A view of the storage component of the Bean Dining Table. Above: The Caramella Sofa-Dining Table is a two-seater, fabric-upholstered sofa on one side, and a small dining table on the other. Above: A side view reveals the two-in-one design. Above: The Caramella Bed is made of walnut and detailed with a long bedside table that functions as a lap desk. Above: The bed also has a full desk connected to the back of its frame. Above: The desk is narrow, but has four drawers, all in walnut. Above: Also available as an add-on to the Caramella Bed: a modular bookcase in instead of a desk. Above: The Biscotte Dining Table  with a pair of upholstered chairs and a bench, all in walnut (and also available in oak). Above: A walnut Dining Chair from the Legere  collection. Above: The Legere Coffee Table is a similar concept to the Bean Dining Table: a shelf underneath the surface serves as storage for books and more; it's shown here in oak. Above: The retangular version of the coffee table in walnut. The table is available in four different dimensions through Hirashima. Interested in small-space solutions? See  One-Room Living: A Shape-Shifting Studio Apartment in London . And don't miss our survival guide posts from Gardenista's Erin Boyle:  Life in a Tiny Apartment, Brooklyn Edition  and 10 Tips for Living in 240 Square Feet . More Stories from Remodelista Serenity Now: A No-Drama Bedroom in Berkeley, CA 10 Easy Pieces: Solid Block Side Tables 7 Favorites: Fair-Trade Bedcovers






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