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Swiss Knife-Inspired Apartments

This Madrid Apartment Features Flexible Folding Furniture

— June 26, 2015 — Art & Design
This Madrid apartment, developed by architecture firm Elii, is the result of a pretty bold makeover that centered around the installation of flexible folding furniture. This furniture allows for maximum use of space in the apartment, named Susaloon -- after the name of its owner Susana.

The apartment was inspired by a Swiss Army knife, and in addition to folding furniture features small storage nooks. This allows the owner to utilize the full floorspace. The folding furniture includes everything from a bed and dining table to an ironing board and acupuncture table.

This Madrid apartment joins several others in the Spanish capital -- the Pop-Up House, All I Own House and Didomestic, to name a few -- that feature unique and out-of-the-box designs that serve the needs of modern urban apartment dwellers.
Trend Themes
1. Flexible Folding Furniture - The trend of incorporating flexible folding furniture presents an opportunity for innovative furniture designers to improve the functionality of small living spaces.
2. Maximizing Space - The trend of maximizing space presents an opportunity for architects and interior designers to rethink traditional space allocation and explore creative storage solutions.
3. Swiss Army Knife-inspired Designs - The trend of Swiss Army knife-inspired designs presents an opportunity for designers to create multi-functional products that combine form and function.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - The furniture design industry can capitalize on the trend of flexible folding furniture to create products that meet the needs of urban dwellers with limited space.
2. Architecture - The architecture industry can capitalize on the trend of maximizing space to create buildings and homes that are more efficient and sustainable.
3. Product Design - The product design industry can capitalize on the trend of Swiss Army knife-inspired designs to create multi-functional products that appeal to consumers looking for versatility and convenience.
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