In the Future, All Our Apartments Will Have Magical Folding Furniture

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When I first started apartment hunting in New York, a dear friend warned me that it wasn't possible to find a place in Manhattan with cheap rent, decent closet space, and privacy. (He was right. I moved to Brooklyn.)

Everyone who lives in this city has had a similar experience, and many of them have settled for paying exorbitant rents on studio apartments in the East Village. But! One man in SoHo has figured out how to solve the space conundrum with magical folding furniture (see the link for a video). Manhattanites, rejoice, for in the future, your single-room apartments will be able to transform into ten (twenty? thirty?) different setups, including a fancy dining room!

Though the setup does beg the question of what he does about going to sleep on late weekend nights (would YOU trust your drunk self to build furniture before going to bed? I didn't think so), it does seem to effectively eliminate the problem of having guests stay with you in the city.

And you, too, can have a futuristic transforming apartment with foldable, Italian-designed furniture - if you're willing to pay $300,000 for it.

Personally, I'm going to stick to the slightly-more-more modest goal of one day living in an apartment that does not have water stains in the kitchen ceiling. Hey, we can all dream, can't we?

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Matt
Matt

Agreed! I guess space is one of the biggest things that's concerning people these days in all major cities. I recently read an article in the news saying that its not just the house owners but also companies have started planning for their space by having foldable furniture. Thanks for the article anyways.

 

Matt

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Office Furniture
Office Furniture

I totally agree with you Keynana......As  space is a big concern in the cities.In the Future, All Our Apartments Will Have Folding Furniture.These furniture not occupy extra space. 

Liberty Village Condos
Liberty Village Condos

 There is a nice living room with comfortable furniture and its facilities really too good. Such a many of them have settled for paying exorbitant rents on studio apartments in the East Village.

Shawn Chittle
Shawn Chittle

Hi Keyana - based on the lack of comments I don't think too many people read articles like this, and perhaps rightly so. Let me explain. I hope you are enjoying Brooklyn but "Everyone who lives in this city has had a similar experience" when it comes to Manhattan housing are patently not true, and I wish you'd not report them as such. For those of us who did a little digging, were willing to invest in a broker or just plain did our homework, we have wonderful spaces here in the city that don't require forking over a small fortune of money and time to the MTA just to eat out, visit a world class museum or catch a movie. I live in a wonderful 19th century tenement 1BR railcar apt on Avenue A on Tompkins Square Park which I rent by myself for $1500. I've been in this apt 10 years and the rent has only gone up slightly. My neighbors who have been here longer pay far, far less. I see spaces available all the time around the neighborhood. Good, quality spaces. Just look harder. And be willing to pay a bit more upfront and plan on staying there a while to recoup your investment. I think you're doing it wrong.

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