The perils of tiny living can often mean living with a kitchen that consists of just a mini fridge and hot plate. Croatian designers Dizzconcept believe it doesn't have to be this way, and they are proving it with their amazing PIA fold up kitchen that magically pops out of a sleek set of cabinets. The gorgeous convertible structure can free up 50 square feet in a small apartment, without sacrificing the needs of a gourmet kitchen.
When closed, the PIA looks like a typical wardrobe cabinet. Available in varying finishes like white, black and wood, the cabinet can be outfitted with outer shelving to hold knickknacks, artwork, or even a flat screen television. Stretching 73 inches long and almost 77 inches high, when closed the piece reaches only 32 inches deep.
Accessing the kitchen is as easy as opening one or both of the doors. Each door holds storage space for canisters, glasses, hanging pots and pans, and wine storage, as well as enclosed shelves for smaller items that are more likely to move when opening and closing.
The base of the PIA packs all of the needs of a modern kitchen into one convenient space. A small built-in refrigerator stands next to a waste disposal area, a microwave space, and even a dishwasher. The counter top, available in brilliant colors, fits a sink, dishwashing area, and additional storage for dishes and groceries. The system is lit with built-in LED lighting, and has electrical outlets for kitchen appliances.
When not in use, the incredible PIA can just be closed like closet doors, tucking away kitchen mess, and opening up apartment space.