Images courtesy of The Cloud Collective
It’s no secret that apartment living can be hard. With tight living quarters, it can be difficult to find the most efficient use of space while still maintaining a sense of style. The topic is so popular that there is a plethora of websites offering clever ideas for how to best utilize cramped areas. While there are loads of options out there, none seems to be quite as unique as the “Wild Piece of Furniture” by Europe-based The Cloud Collective. Designed to accommodate the client’s love of sport climbing, beer-tasting, and even swing sets, this built-in module allows one to enjoy such leisure activities while still providing plenty of elbow room.
Created by Gerjan Streng and Gert Kwekkeboom, this single unit is fitted between the walls, floor, and ceiling. When the designers set out to assemble the piece, they weren't entirely sure how it would come together; exact measurements and proportions were mostly improvised during construction.
A small budget forced them to get creative with the use of materials. The structural elements were crafted out of OSB (oriented strand board), with blackwash providing a glossy finish. Top surfaces, footrests, and paneled compartments were constructed of plywood layers that were finished with varnish, creating a comfortable tactile surface. Cubbies and shelves help clients easily store belongings while enjoying their favorite pastimes in the comfort of their own home.