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The space, located on the top level under the roof of an old Haussmann building in Paris. Originally designed as maids’ quarters, today these small nooks often loose their purpose and either converted into attics and storage spaces or left unused.

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The designers envisioned a small space that offers everything featured in a spatious apartment. Fold-out/fold-away furnishings are packed behind a modular closet-like structure and include a bed, storage space, table, wardrobe and even a kitchenette. These are fully integrated within the structure, whose modules can be opened and closed according to the needs of the occupant. The design was inspired by the multifunctionality of the swiss army knife.

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