Cité Arquitetura recently completed a 32 m² studio apartment in Rio de Janeiro for a client who needed not only a place to live but also to work. To achieve this, the design team had to get every square inch to work, incorporating furniture that performed multiple tasks. The result is Studio Mescla, a comfortable home for living, for people and for work meetings.
One of the main pieces of furniture was the bed, a piece designed in collaboration with LZ Studio that forms the focal point of the room. The bed was created to adapt to the needs of the owner throughout the day. It has different backrests that can move for different functions.
In addition to the bed, only the dining table, a couple of chairs and a lounge chair were required. The ceiling was hand painted to mimic the look of graph paper for added texture and visual appeal, while the long wall was clad in panels painted green for a pop of color.
The dining table serves as a desk during the day or as an additional kitchen table if necessary. The wall-mounted television can be seen from the bed or used for work at the table. The built-in storage cabinets have a lower section that provides additional seating if additional people are present.