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Tiny Feng Shui mobile cube designed for Zen living

Tiny Feng Shui mobile cube des...
The versatile cube loft features a steel frame, plywood furnishings and houses an office, bed, storage and meditation space
The versatile cube loft features a steel frame, plywood furnishings and houses an office, bed, storage and meditation space
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The eight-foot (2.4-meter) cube was commissioned for Feng Shui expert Liu Ming, and includes an office, bed, storage and meditation space
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The eight-foot (2.4-meter) cube was commissioned for Feng Shui expert Liu Ming, and includes an office, bed, storage and meditation space
Drawing from the Chinese principles of Yin and Yang, the mobile dwelling was designed to modestly accommodate Ming’s personal activities
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Drawing from the Chinese principles of Yin and Yang, the mobile dwelling was designed to modestly accommodate Ming’s personal activities
The four corner-based wheels allow the loft cube to be repositioned easily around the room to create more space, or to be aligned with the different phases of the moon
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The four corner-based wheels allow the loft cube to be repositioned easily around the room to create more space, or to be aligned with the different phases of the moon
The design features a simple staircase that conceals storage drawers and provides access to the upper meditation zone
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The design features a simple staircase that conceals storage drawers and provides access to the upper meditation zone
Translucent roller shades allow each section of the cube to be closed off completely
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Translucent roller shades allow each section of the cube to be closed off completely
Simple zen office space
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Simple zen office space
Simple zen office space
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Simple zen office space
The cube can be easily assembled on-site within two days using regular tools
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The cube can be easily assembled on-site within two days using regular tools
The eight-foot (2.4-meter) cube includes an office, bed, storage and meditation space
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The eight-foot (2.4-meter) cube includes an office, bed, storage and meditation space
The cube can be easily assembled on-site within two days using regular tools
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The cube can be easily assembled on-site within two days using regular tools
The versatile cube loft features a steel frame, plywood furnishings and houses an office, bed, storage and meditation space
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The versatile cube loft features a steel frame, plywood furnishings and houses an office, bed, storage and meditation space
The snug sleeping zone features a single bed and simple shelving for books or other personal belongings
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The snug sleeping zone features a single bed and simple shelving for books or other personal belongings
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San Francisco architectural firm SpaceFlavor has given tiny living a Feng Shui makeover with its prefabricated mobile cube. The eight-foot (2.4-meter) cube was commissioned for Feng Shui expert Liu Ming, and includes an office, bed, storage and meditation space. Drawing from the Chinese principles of Yin (private and closed) and Yang (public and open), the mobile dwelling was designed to modestly accommodate Ming’s personal activities such as study, meditation and sleep.

The versatile cube loft features a steel frame and plywood furnishings, and comes compactly packed to fit through a standard three-foot (0.9-meter) wide door. It can then be easily assembled on-site within two days using regular tools. The design features a simple staircase that conceals storage drawers and provides access to the upper meditation or tea ceremony zone.

The front lower section features a simple and clean open office space with cabinets and a central shoji screen, allowing natural light to enter the workspace. On the reverse side of the office a snug sleeping zone is revealed, featuring a single bed and simple shelving for books or other personal belongings.

The snug sleeping zone features a single bed and simple shelving for books or other personal belongings
The snug sleeping zone features a single bed and simple shelving for books or other personal belongings

The four corner-based wheels allow the loft cube to be repositioned easily around the room to create more space, or in Ming's case, to be aligned with the different phases of the moon. Furthermore, translucent roller shades allow each section of the cube to be closed off completely.

“It manifests the fundamental principle of Feng Shui: ever-changing and rebalancing of Yin and Yang,” says SpaceFlavor.

Source: SpaceFlavor via Treehugger

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3 comments
jerryd

A strange piece of furniture!!! Is it for living in wharehouses or office buildings as it's not outdoor safe?
Richie Cruz
From a minimalism perspective this is pretty cool. What I am curious about is the way he's sitting/kneeling at his desk. Is that healthy? Doesn't that seating posture cause loss of circulation? If it proves healthier..
BigGoofyGuy
I like the simplicity of the design. I can see it being used to create a hostel or lodging in a wearhouse or other similar dwelling. It might be used to create single to stay. I think it has potential.