The beauty of the basement is that it can be used in a multitude of ways, from serving as extra storage, to becoming a game room, to locking up your secret Austrian family while you go on a beach vacation. Productively using his to build sweet wares for your pad, Das Formbureau Furniture. Handcrafted by a German mechanical engineer-turned-woodworker in his fully equipped basement workshop, DFF's a high-end collection of studio-friendly, space-saving "Bauhaus-meets-New Asia"-influenced furniture boasting a sleek minimalist aesthetic and a myriad of names that're IKEA-like, also pretty much the only thing Swedish people use Facebook for. For sitting/lying, there's the organic laminated birch SHIMA platform bed which can be disassembled into four pieces and is cantilevered over the legs for a "hovering weightless appearance"; an elegant Asian-inspired couch-sized teakwood/steel bench that comes with/without seat cushions; and an industrial wool-felted padauk number called the "YURIISO "rocker chair", which everyone in Psi U knows is where you stick the bum. For holding stuff, consider the boxy Burokku coffee table w/ perpendicular drawers/cubbies and an aluminum vase insert in the center; a two-piece walnut desk w/ hidden slide-out keyboard tray; and a 6ft tall plyboo unit designed w/ two sides of shelves so it efficiently fits in awkward corners called the TO, so expect it to hold your books amazingly until it becomes disenchanted with Carson Palmer's inconsistent play. Because your Beacon Hill digs are probably still too small (and you actually live in Southie), DFF will oblige your yearning for "custom made 'one-of-a-kind' furniture" or recraft any of his original work so you can get it up the stairs -- a lifesaver, especially if your elevator is on the Fritz(l).