Eclépens apartment interiors with boxy wooden furniture by Big-Game

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Eclépens apartment interiors with boxy wooden furniture by Big-Game

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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