Red Nest by Paul Coudamy

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Red Nest by Paul Coudamy

French designer Paul Coudamy has created this red-gloss sliding wall unit combining a desk, bed and wardrobe for an apartment in Paris.

Red Nest by Paul Coudamy

Red Nest has a bookshelf that slides along the wall to reveal or conceal the sleeping area, workspace and dressing room.

Red Nest by Paul Coudamy

As part of the renovation of the 23 square-metre apartment the designer has also introduced a bathroom that sits behind a two-way mirror and has a WC concealed behind wardrobe doors.

Red Nest by Paul Coudamy

All photographs are by Benjamin Boccas.

Red Nest by Paul Coudamy

More about Paul Coudamy on Dezeen:

Swollen Wall by Paul Coudamy (February 2010)
My Caravan Studio (February 2010)
Clamp desk (December 2009)
Woodwalk, training shoes carved from wood (December 2008)
Cardboard Office (November 2008)

Red Nest by Paul Coudamy

Here's some more from the designer:


Red Nest

The challenge was to provide a 23m2 space with a bedroom, a bathroom, a dressing and a working space. The design is based on a work on the porosity of spaces.

Red Nest by Paul Coudamy

The booshelf is a mobile block that enables to control the opening of the bed. Its U-shape covers the bed and shapes the room by closing the dressing, the bed or the working space.

Red Nest by Paul Coudamy

This mobile system provides a closed sheltered bed as wished by the client without completely shutting the space. A red carmine gloss paint reinforces the graphical dimension of the space and its delimitation by contrasting with the matt white walls.

Red Nest by Paul Coudamy

The disappearance of the spatial limits is reinforced bu the use of two-way mirrors that control the hidden and visible spaces according to the light.

Red Nest by Paul Coudamy

The bathroom is covered with resinated concrete and the restroom is hidden behind the doors of a fake vintage wardrobe.

Red Nest by Paul Coudamy

You can set the degree of intimacy between the bathtub and the rest of the room thanks to the two-way mirror above the basin.

Red Nest by Paul Coudamy

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Red Nest
Design : Paul Coudamy
Project : appartment fitting
Location : rue Rollin, 75005 Paris
Date : 08/2010
Surface : 23m²
Project Director : Pierre Brochot
Photo courtesy Benjamin Boccas


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Swollen Wall
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  • edward

    Neat! Only I would prefer some other colors than the red/gray combo. And what is the thing in the upper left of the plan?

  • DaniELLA

    I love this, the idea of putting all together, making it fnctional and good looking is just great. And what I liked the most is having the bed between two “walls” cause it makes it more comfortable and private. Nice work

  • Kristen

    I love red…and i love mobile system

  • Deathfromabove

    This is an amazing idea. I wish this idea was popular in Canada. I would like to see this in Canada soon.

  • Shane

    What's with the creepy nude reflection in the bathroom mirror?

    • edward

      "You can set the degree of intimacy between the bathtub and the rest of the room thanks to the two-way mirror above the basin.'

      From text.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000484007310 Johann Koenitz

    @edward: small staircase. like in a tower.

  • Timian

    It’s hard to imagine a less restful color than super vibrant red. That said, it’s a neat solution for a tight space.

    The restroom however I have issues with. Grimy grey! Looks filthy even when clean!

    I feel like so very many of today’s designers lack even the vestige of subtlety. Yes, fine, use bold primary colors in advertisements, but don’t use that same truncated palette for *everything*.

    I enjoy graphic colors as much as the next person, but whatever happened to the tonal palette of hundreds or thousands of colors? I watched a documentary on traditional kimono designers recently, and one maker used upwards of FOUR HUNDRED different shades of *green*.

    I’d MUCH rather live in a house he painted than inside a Target ad.