“I prefer to design small, modest spaces.” That is how Nicholas Gurney sums up his work on his website. His focus on tiny functional environments is expressed boldly through his apartment XS – SML 24 Square Meters.
The entire apartment measures a mere 24 square meters (around 258 square feet). So Nicholas had to be very clever with the way the apartment was organized in order to make the tiny space comfortable.
Nicholas uses a Japanese technique to organize space called 5S.
5S is short for 5 principles of design:
Nicholas never uses a one-size-fits-all approach to interior design. Instead, he begins by consulting with his clients. He asks them for a comprehensive list of their possessions, and then organizes the interior around their storage needs.
It’s unbelievable how spacious this kitchen is, right?
I know … so much space! And the table can be put away:
It’s on wheels, so clearing the space is a breeze.
This apartment is a great example of the magical possibilities which can unfold when clients contract directly with designers instead of simply purchasing a house or apartment and then trying to figure out where to put everything. A designer can customize a solution around each individual.
Even the lighting in this apartment saves space:
We’ve all heard the phrase, “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” But I don’t think I’ve ever seen it interpreted quite so literally as it is here. Awesome work! Visit Nicholas Gurney here and check out his full portfolio.