Multi-Purpose Furniture Transforms This Small Apartment Into A Dance Studio

A lack of space is rarely a reason to not be able to enjoy a home. If anything, it’s an incentive to want to make it as great and as functional as possible within the allotted space. There are many inspiring examples we can give in that regard and one of them has to do with a small apartment in London. Its owner, a professional ballet dancer, wanted to be able to practice at home and as such he needed a fairly large empty space for that. That inspired the team at Intervention Architecture to come up with a unique and very interesting design solution.

This small apartment was completely reimagined using custom-made multipurpose furnitureView in gallery
This small apartment was completely reimagined using custom-made multipurpose furniture
This area converts from a bedroom to a small living area and to a dance stage in only a few minutesView in gallery
This area converts from a bedroom to a small living area and to a dance stage in only a few minutes

The challenge here was to include plenty of space for sleeping, eating and other general activities and also having enough room to practice whenever needed, all within the same volume. That was all made possible thanks to a series of custom-designed multi-purpose furniture pieces. There’s a large, ceiling-height unit with a Murphy bed and plenty of storage as well as a bookcase and they work together beautifully. The bookshelf module can be easily moved and the fact that it also includes bench seating makes it perfect for the kitchen and dining area. When the bed is stored and the bookshelf is out of the way, this whole space remains nice and open, perfect for ballet dancing.

The Murphy bed folds down with ease and there are little slots on either side that become nightstandsView in gallery
The Murphy bed folds down with ease and there are little slots on either side that become nightstands
The bookshelf unit is flexible and serves different functions as wellView in gallery
The bookshelf unit is flexible and serves different functions as well
When the bed is stored away, a small bench takes its placeView in gallery
When the bed is stored away, a small bench takes its place
The same area can also become a dining area by pushing a table in between the benchesView in gallery
The same area can also become a dining area by pushing a table in between the benches
These few furniture pieces are able to completely transform this space in a matter of minutesView in gallery
These few furniture pieces are able to completely transform this space in a matter of minutes
There's also a large sectional sofa which remains in place at all timesView in gallery
There’s also a large sectional sofa which remains in place at all times
The kitchen is compact and white which helps to give it a bright and airy lookView in gallery
The kitchen is compact and white which helps to give it a bright and airy look
The Murphy bed folds down over the bench and the cushions need to be removed from itView in gallery
The Murphy bed folds down over the bench and the cushions need to be removed from it
The custom bookshelf unit is really interesting because it's double-sidedView in gallery
The custom bookshelf unit is really interesting because it’s double-sided