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From Multi-Purpose Furniture Designs to Compact Student Flat Rentals

 - Jul 21, 2018
The demand for smart storage systems in interior design is raising as spaces are becoming more compact and the market is in favor of home rentals rather than ownership. As a result, a lot of furniture developers are focused on providing the consumer with ample modular pieces that cleverly and stylishly conceal space for additional stuff. Designer Eric Pfeiffer, for example, developed an upcycled rocking chair that includes an open storage trunk in the back, while the Amitrani's 'Double J' is a bookshelf-lamp hybrid.

Ideas and inspiration for smart storage systems can be derived from micro homes and compact apartments, as well. For instance, Fateeva Design's student flat in Odessa, Ukraine has proven to be a strategic use of space that fits the necessary living amenities within a 17.3 square meter site.