Designer Yesul Jang has created the Tiny Home Bed, a bed with storage capacity for millennials with limited space in urban dwellings, writes Dezeen's Gunseli Yalcinkaya. The bed is raided and includes storage space under the mattress, which is covered by a fabric curtain.

The project is designed for students and young people in shared accommodation and compact living conditions. "Today, the number of people living in small dwellings is increasing due to limited housing capacity in urban spaces. I have focused my project on the development of a storage bed for compact living," said Jang, who studied on the University's MA Product Design program. "My objective was to develop a bed that was not only practical but also simple and aesthetically attractive because most of the space-saving furniture in the current market is quite massive and focuses on functional features such as foldable or transformable furniture," she explained. The designer applied a track system with a polyester curtain along the top of the bed frame to allow users access to the storage space from any given point.

When conceiving the project, Jang was inspired by the rise of the single person household and number of young people living in shared flats. Her research revealed that the percentage of single person households doubled between 2006 and 2016 in her native Seoul. "By combining two furniture items – a bed and storage – which take up the biggest amount of the space in the living environment, people benefit from more space that they can utilize for other purposes," says Jang.

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