If you enjoyed checking out the 325-square-foot model apartment that came to NYC last year, Resource Furniture has an even bigger, er, smaller treat in store for you this month. The space-saving furniture company will be debuting Hotel Resource, a luxury hotel micro-suite, at Dwell on Design New York next week. Measuring in at just 240 square feet, the interactive installation will "demonstrate how a small yet smartly designed hotel suite can not only be luxurious, but can also provide all the comfort, spaciousness, and boutique hotel amenities today’s demanding traveler requires." According to Resource, the space will include innovative furniture pieces like an eight-foot reclining sofa, a work space, a mini-bar, a media center, and conference/dining facilities for up to six people.
In the U.S., the average luxury hotel suite is estimated to be around 600 square feet (excluding the bathroom), but Hotel Resource aims to show that a room half that size can deliver the same high-end amenities and traveler experience. Hotel Resource will be filled with transforming, space-saving pieces like a fold-out sofa/wall bed combination, a media center that becomes a dining/work table with seating for six, and a brand new line of Brooklyn-made furniture designed in collaboration with New York-based Think Fabricate.
Called “Kinetic,” the new collection will fuse Resource’s multi-functional furniture expertise with Think Fabricate‘s ability to produce innovative, locally-made products. Three Kinetic pieces – Lift (a coffee table that also functions as a work station and storage space for remotes, laptops and magazines), Hide & Seek (a modular, customizable, wall-mounted cabinet system), and Slide (a credenza with a secret mini refrigerator and storage drawers) – will debut at Hotel Resource next week.