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Incredible Furniture For Incredibly Tiny Apartments

Now that more than half of the world's population is living in urban areas, the demand for nice, design-forward furniture that actually fits in a shoebox-sized apartment is higher than ever. Sure, there's IKEA, but who wants to share the exact same dining table or dresser with half the planet? Plus, IKEA's rich enough.

Out to freshen up the look and feel of restricted spaces is Yatno, a new line of furniture with a half-dozen multi-functional pieces that'll handle everything from storage to sleep, all of which can fit in a space as little 58-square feet.

The collection, dreamed up by a design student in the Netherlands, is still in development, but he's currently taking pre-orders so there's good reason to get excited.

While the line is broken up into six distinct easy-to-assemble pieces, it's ultimately two large transformable sections. The above, known as Satu, functions as everything from desk, to wardrobe, to bed, all with a few specific lifts or shifts to a particular section.

The Dua, on the other hand, handles most of the storage of your clothes, books, and whatever else you'd like to stash away. Basically, the only other things you'll need to survive, besides overcoming your claustrophobia, are plumbing and a place to cook.


Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He once spent six and a half hours in a jam-packed IKEA and survived.