The goal with both the small kitchen and bedroom in this urban studio apartment was to be as compact as possible while adhering to a tight budget.
The kitchen cabinets are all Ikea with custom designed plywood fronts and a linoleum countertop.
Similar goals as for the kitchen set the design framework for the bedroom. Next to adding plenty of storage space, the built-in wardrobe also houses the bedroom’s indirect lighting sources. The bedframe was also custom-made to match the new wardrobe.
SPS DESIGN TEAMBika Rebek, Daniel Prost
Brooklyn Builders Collective
New York City, 2020
To give character to the small kitchen playful elements were added, such as the triangular cut-out of the exhaust hood, referencing the tradional shape of the fan. Instead of regular cabinet hardware joystick knobs- usually used for arcades- were used.
The indirect light of the wardrobe only becomes visible through cut outs, which also serve as the door openers.