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Only Thing Tiny Apartment Lacks is Clever Description

Okay, it might not be as small as last week’s 75 sq ft Roman sliver of an apartment, but at a mere 86 sq ft, this Parisian flat still qualifies as ultra-tiny. Amazingly, like its continental cousin, the place is full featured, including sleeping, cooking, bathing and storage capabilities.

The space is located in a classic Haussmann building and was originally used as a maid’s quarter–a type of flat known for its small, spartan qualities. The client wanted to ready the space for an au pair. Kitoko Studio designed the space so all of its functions stow away in a volume of floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. A single bed is hidden inside an upper cabinet and accessed via a stepped cabinet that slides out from underneath. A dining table/desk with stools hooked underneath pulls out of another cabinet. A wardrobe and storage shelves slides out from another. There is also a wet shower and small kitchen with pullout cooktop, microwave and sink.


The clever and clean approach to the apartment’d design give it way more utility and style than such a small space would normally possess. And while the skinny nature of the apartment has an overall claustrophobic feel in my opinion (hey, it is 86 sq ft), I could see this as a completely reasonable place to live for a while, especially if your life is not centered at home.

Via Designboom

  • Christopher Tilley

    Both this apartment and the Italian one show what can be done with excellant design. And, great ceiling heights. Neither place would work without the ability to go vertical.

    Of the two, I prefer the Italian one.

  • gblock

    If only I can get my possessions down to fit in a place like this. Love this design and the previous one!

  • Sara Zoom

    I LOVE this apartment! It is so modern and sleek, you almost forget it is tiny. Things like a Zoom-Room (remote controlled electronic Murphy Bed) is perfect. Its sleek, modern, fantastic furniture. Plus, the multiple uses for the bed are perfect for limited space.