Eclépens apartment interiors with boxy
wooden furniture by Big-Game

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A combined staircase and bookshelf is one of several multifunctional wooden furniture pieces that Swiss design studio Big-Game has inserted into two plain white apartments in Switzerland (+ slideshow).

Apartment interiors with boxy wooden furniture by Big-Game

Big-Game was commissioned by Swiss architect Guillaume Burri to renovate the interior of a former glass-brick factory in the village of Eclépens, near Lake Geneva.

Apartment interiors with boxy wooden furniture by Big-Game

The factory is divided into two rental apartments and the boxy units were designed to optimise space inside the compact interiors.

Apartment interiors with boxy wooden furniture by Big-Game

"The idea was to create furniture that would include most functions needed in a living space: stairs, storage, kitchen, etc," said the designers.

Apartment interiors with boxy wooden furniture by Big-Game

Oiled timber panels with a strong grain were used to build the installations, which add warmth and textural interest to the otherwise minimal white spaces.

Apartment interiors with boxy wooden furniture by Big-Game

In the kitchen of one apartment, appliances and cupboards are built into a large wooden volume, while the space underneath the stairs has been divided into geometric shelves.

Apartment interiors with boxy wooden furniture by Big-Game

A wood-framed window is positioned above a desk spanning the wall of an upstairs bedroom, offering a view through to the the living room.

Apartment interiors with boxy wooden furniture by Big-Game

A desk in one of the smaller bedrooms is surrounded by shelving and the panels continue around the edge of the door.

Apartment interiors with boxy wooden furniture by Big-Game

The furniture was produced by Lausanne firm Wood Concept.

Apartment interiors with boxy wooden furniture by Big-Game

Photography is by Michel Bonvin.

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  • mlk

    Clean, very good! Except some stools and chairs hanging here and there like they have no purpose. Perhaps they are there for the photo. Otherwise it’s good design.

  • Bob Trump

    Looks like someone got a Festool for their birthday.

  • Damian M

    A bit to obvious and I’ve seen it before some years ago :)

  • http://WWW.RAYMONDPETERS.CO.UK/ Raymond Peters – Hardwood Floo

    I agree with mlk. It looks great and Michael has done a good job with his photography. Thanks dude. :)

  • Sarah Jacobs

    I appreciates the staircases uniform with bookshelves. It was wonderfully made. I want my home looks like this!

  • http://www.decorium.com/ furniture stores toronto

    It’s great that the recycle, re-use message is getting out there. As an interior re-designer and home stager, it is all part of the job – especially when it comes to making a house a home on tight budgets.

  • Marp

    Maybe they’ve found inspiration in our flat:
    http://www.skvadra.cz/index.php?/s/mecholupy/

  • Lars

    Oiled timber panels? Aren’t these just plywood? How does plywood, an industrial product of glued veneers, add warmth and texture? I like the concept/forms, but no, the kitchen already looks dated and plywood wears poorly.