Atelierhouse Demonstrates the Creative Practice of Thinking Inside of the Box

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Nov 27, 2013 • References: and mocoloco
Thinking outside of the box is an ability that is often praised, but as Harry Thaler presents his Atelierhouse, one cannot help but be impressed at the imagination behind a collection of truly boxy furnishing units. Commissioned by Museion in Bolzano, Italy, this project proposes an artist's studio that's equipped with functional and fetching timber crates.

A double mattress has been worked into a sort of lumber shed that's accessed by opening one or two hinged doors. The spare single bed pulls out of an upright chest and the desk has two walls and a ceiling. The shelves are, of course, minimalist wooden cases, and Atelierhouse is perfectly packaged as a simple furniture system with great depth and a whimsical surprise inside.