This sweet, rotating everything-unit is the centerpiece of Shanghai Tang's creative director's Hong Kong apartment. Architecture, Interiors, Branding and Furniture firm FAK3 (pronounced "fake") designed the space for client Joanne Ooi:
FAK3 created a home that took the concept of open multi-functional spaces to a whole new realm. The client wanted to have a central space to facilitate a variety of activities: dining, study, recreation and with a spot for the son to practise his burgeoning skills on the electronic keyboards. FAK3 designed an elliptical cabinet that can rotate 360-degrees. On its two longer sides, it housed a set of keyboards and a desk; the two shorter sides accommodated storage and a television. Fitted with industrial strength bearings that can support up to two tonnes, the wooden cabinet rotates with the push of just one finger. Its off-centred axis means as the cabinet moves, its content and form shifts the room's perceived spatial configuration to give each zone its own character.
Click here for the NY Times write-up of the space.