Last year we posted on Matroshka, a system of space-saving furniture inspired by Russian nesting dolls and conceived of by then-Mid-Sweden-University-ID-students Sara Remnerth, Anna Fossane, and Anna Thorsaeus.
We loved the concept but after the website went belly-up, we assumed the project had died for lack of funding.
Shortly thereafter, we were informed by one of the Annas that the project was not dead, and now we're pleased to report that Matroshka Furniture AB is back with a new website and taking orders.
To refresh your memory, Matroshka is a collection of furniture that comprises a living room, dining room, bedroom and study within 15 square meters, or about 160 square feet. "You may be living in a small space, but that's no reason to use small furniture," they write.
When the basic idea [for Matroshka] was being conceived, the focus was on seeing the room as a volume instead of an area, and on creating plenty of storage while also keeping the furniture comfortable and appealing. The result was the concept of "four rooms in one", where the living room, bedroom, study and dining room are all neatly compacted into 15 square metres.
The raised study area has been a real hit with our stakeholders, who like the idea of "going up to work" and then being able to leave your work there. This has a positive psychological effect, making it easier to draw a line between work and leisure....
...The living room set-up has space for up to 12 people around the table. The table itself, which is sold separately, can be moved up and down hydraulically, making it simple to adjust to your needs at a particular time - one moment it's a dining table, the next it's a coffee table. And on top of all that, you also get a double bed and generously proportioned storage spaces.