Harry Thaler adds mobile furniture and boxy beds to artists' apartment
Wooden boxes on wheels fold open to reveal beds inside this minimal apartment in Bolzano, Italy, by Harry Thaler Studio (+ slideshow).
Italian designer Harry Thaler designed the residence, named Atelierhouse, for contemporary art museum Museion as a temporary home for visiting artists and curators.
One box contains a single bed, which can be folded up against the wall to create more space.
A larger box contains a double bed that can be opened or closed for privacy if more than one person is staying in the studio apartment at a time.
Lights hang down inside it, so guests can close the hinged sections for reading, study or relaxation. There's also a wardrobe installed at the rear.
Thaler said how he wanted to make the beds feel like "little houses in the actual house". He explained: ""The facade of the studio house is made from very cold materials: aluminium and glass. The interior needed warmth."
The rest of the furniture in the apartment is all made from MDF and includes armchairs, tables, benches and a study desk.
Most pieces have wheels, so the space can be rearranged if needed.
A pair of shelving units made from stacked boxes and a lamp with a slender stem complete the space.