Kammerspiel Is The New Compact Living Space You’ll Never Want To Leave

Urban crowding getting too much? Perhaps as much a sign of the times as an ingenious design solution, self-taught Nils Holger Moormann‘s Kammerspiel is the living unit that radically maximises your spatial efficiency. His most ambitious furniture piece to date, the multi-functional box provides space for all your habitation needs, and is designed to be a perfect aesthetic fit with the airy apartment in which it has been installed.

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Easy access is provided to the bed on top of the unit

Nils’ elegant solution to modest living spaces streamlines a multitude of features into a single customisable unit, with spaces for sleeping, eating, working and reading on the outside, and a walk-in wardrobe and shelving on the inside.

The Kammerspiel is a modular and compact solution made with the cooperation of German technical service provider B & O Group. It tackles domestic crises of space head-on, and whilst the dizzyingly elevated bed might not be to everyone’s taste, it promises to re-instate every adult who secretly still considers themselves to be a ‘top bunk’ kind of person.

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Sound like you need this in your flat? Well, welcome to your new home.

The Plus: What inspired the initial design for the living unit?
Nils Holger Moormann:
For one thing, I simply love well-conceived room design when it comes to limited spaces. Apart from that, this is a highly relevant issue to urban metropolises, where accommodation is barely affordable.

TP: Have you ever had to live in cramped quarters?
Of course – but thanks to a good floor plan I didn’t consider it to be a disadvantage. On the contrary, it was to my benefit. Today, as a passionate mobile home owner, I approach this subject just as positively as I did then. Everything has to have its place.

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Kammerspiel exterior

TP: What did you have in mind when designing it?
To optimise space and function in a single piece.

TP: Have you stayed in the unit yourself to test it out?

Not yet. But, of course, I’ll test it thoroughly soon.

TP: What materials have been used to create the unit? 

Plywood, both treated and untreated for contrast. We used plywood on the one hand to give an optical and haptic material mix, on the other hand to provide a functional surface.

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The interior has space tailored for all the sundries of domestic living…

TP: How long did it take to construct?

7 months.

TP: What were your design priorities for the piece?

Maximal functionality and storage utilization, correlated with playful aesthetics.

TP: Will there be a 2-man model? 

Yes, why not – a version for two people. We might plan for this piece to be modular, and then we would be able to address the issue of different living situations.

TP: What’s next for you? Do you plan to streamline other areas of modern living?
NHM: I am a restless man, and find it extremely exciting to think about new solutions. So we’ll see.

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Hidden LED strips inside the Kammerspiel allow for easy visibility when exploring your storage

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Even for all you sport enthusiasts

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The exterior kitchen space includes a fold-down blackboard

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The Kammerspiel folds out to make the most of interior space

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Lighting is installed for safe use

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The Kammerspiel allows this apartment to fully enjoy precious floor space

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The plywood design matches the airy apartment

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A modest sofa is fitted onto one side, if the trip to the upper bed is too much

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Additional storage shelves provide space for books, trinkets, and all the clutter that modern living generates

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Lighting can be controlled with a built-in unit

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Designer Nils Holger Moormann


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