How IKEA Japan Furnished a 10sqm Apartment to Illustrate Micro-Living

This apartment in Tokyo measures just 10 square meters, and has been completely furnished by IKEA japan as a model for micro-living.

With this project, IKEA wants to make a point on how their furniture can make living in small places comfortable, cozy and functional. This is particularly true of a city Tokyo with its 14 million people. Being the most populous urban area in the world has led it to become a hot bed for micro-living ideas and concepts.

IKEA’s Space Saving Tricks For Micro-Living

The design of this tiny apartment by IKEA japan uses different space-saving tricks. First and most important, it organizes the space vertically, splitting the space into two levels. On the first floor users will find the entrance, kitchenette, bathroom and machine machine, while a stepladder takes them to the sleeping mezzanine area.

The selection of furniture includes multifunctional IKEA pieces. For example, the IVAR storage system can be customized for different needs by adding (or removing) shelves, boxes, cabinets and even a drop leaf table for remote working. The one seater sofa turns into a bed, adding an extra sleeping bed. Furniture on wheels allows to move everything around depending on what the user is doing — entertaining, working, sleeping etc.

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