by Pierluigi Colombo
"Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers" was an exhibition organized by the Museum of the City of New York
in conjunction with Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC)
to showcase innovative design solutions to better accommodate New York City's changing demographics, including a rising number of single people.
The exhibit was open for nine months - including an extended month due to popular demand.
Built right into the gallery, in collaboration with Clei and Resource Furniture, the heart of Making Room was "LaunchPad" a full-scale, 325-square-foot micro-apartment flexibly furnished with transformable furniture from Clei along with other proposals.
Featuring a hyper-efficient layout and multifunctional furniture to maximize space, LaunchPad demonstrates how a flexible space can make a micro apartment feel and function like a much bigger unit.
The Museum of the City of New York / New York / USA
Jan > Sept 2013
Interior Design / Exhibition > Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers
30 m² / 325 ft² Photo John Halpern, Courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York Video courtesy of Resource Furniture