MKCA has created a Micro Living concept apartment for Hafele, the leading manufacturer and supplier of architectural and cabinetry hardware.
Drawing on our extensive research and experience working on novel approaches to dense urban living and emerging models for living, including micro and co-living, the Hafele Micro was designed to integrate the elements for a well-lived urban life for a couple within a 10ftx16ft footprint.
Revealing and concealing through motion and transformation enables momentary but meaningful elements of the apartment to be activated when needed, and effortlessly packed away when inactive. The apartment includes an eat-in hideaway kitchen that integrates compact appliances from Fisher and Paykel. A pull-away breakfast counter reveals an integrated cooktop and sink, and slides closed when the kitchen is not in use.
A queen sized bed and sleeping space fold away to reveal a custom sofa and lounge zone. The apartment is equipped with a transforming console that reveals a television on a motorized lift, a pull-out table for projects and dinners for six people, and a hideaway bar.
The project will be presented live at the KBIS exhibition in Las Vegas in 2020, and remain on view at the Hafele America showroom in Manhattan