"The Cube," as it is known, transforms into a room, then back into a big box when closed. By lowering the custom Murphy bed and rolling a sliding plywood door, Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski creates an insta-guestroom in his small, industrial-style Warsaw loft.
In this small renovated apartment in Manhattan's West Village, the mahogany headboard turns the room into a bedroom at night. "I think of the bed as intimate space," Milan Hughston says, "and putting the bed away—having it out of sight when not in use—is satisfying."The custom-designed Murphy bed is ergonomically easy to lower and has a firm sleeping surface.
The dark steel blue origami-like desktop unfolds to reveal a perforated-steel divider that allows the passage of computer cables hidden inside the mobile office compartment in this space-efficient renovation in New York.
The interior of the Murphy bed compartment is lined with a stained cork panel and contains a smaller shelving unit for bedside reading, alarm clock, and reading lamp. Click to see more of this open space apartment in the Upper West Side.
In this diminutive apartment renovation in New York, floor-to-ceiling maple sheathes the storage cabinets and the bottom of the Murphy bed, (concealed, at right). The concrete ribbon continues as a window seat before becoming a desk.