KENCHIKUKAGU FOLDABLE ROOMS | BY TOSHIHIKO SUZUKI


Due to finances, the ever-growing urbanization and the environment, space-saving furniture has become a huge hit in today’s world. The best example of extremely user-friendly furniture that saves you both money and space is certainly an ingenious Japanese invention called the Kenchikukagu Foldable Rooms, designed by architect Toshihiko Suzuki, currently a professor of design systems at the Tokyo Metropolitan University, and the owner of Atelier OPA.

The Kenchikukagu collapsible mobile furniture set comprises of a guest room, a kitchen and a work station. Each piece can be stowed away into a compact case on wheels and easily stored. The work station or mobile office includes a desk, a shelf, storage space, a chair, an outlet tap, and LED light. It comes with a wooden or aluminum finish (available colours are silver, black, red and natural or dark wood grain). In 2013, Atelier OPA made a new steel foldaway office station with magnets that you can attach notes, an umbrella, a bag, a jacket, or whatever you need to.

Kenchikukagu Foldable Rooms from Atelier Opa Toshihiko Suzuki

The Kenchikukagu guest room includes a collapsible bed, a small table and lighting fixture, while the kitchen is comprised of a sink, a stowaway table, drawers, a recipe holder, and an induction cooktop. Atelier OPA is currently in the process of manufacturing a foldable furniture set for children, as well as developing a collapsible guest bedroom to suit the elderly population. watch video below

Kenchikukagu Foldable Rooms from Atelier Opa Toshihiko Suzuki

The kitchen of the Kenchikukagu Foldable Rooms from Atelier Opa Toshihiko Suzuki

Guest room of the Kenchikukagu Foldable Rooms from Atelier Opa Toshihiko Suzuki

Work station of the Kenchikukagu Foldable Rooms from Atelier Opa Toshihiko Suzuki

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