Although LOFT MM is specifically designed as an apartment for a wheelchair-bound inhabitant, there is nothing that even hints at a handicap. This remodeling of a small ground floor storage space cum garage into a micro-loft is arranged within a 3m wide by 25m long space and features the familiar succession of increasingly private spaces: living room, dining area, a narrow hallway with the kitchen on one side and the bathroom on the other, and at the end the bedroom/study. Almost all of the furniture and design solutions are custom-made, both for the occupant’s convenience but also in order to comply with Belgian disability codes.
Careful attention was given to design solutions that encouraged the clients direct personal involvement (such as he himself painting all furniture by hand). Contributing to a sense of self-awareness and self-confidence after a serious car accident leaving him with diminished motor and memory skills.
In collaboration with the client, many of the furniture pieces are currently being further developed and produced by different manufacturers in order to present elegant alternatives to the world of universal design.