On a warm evening in downtown Warsaw, Bogusz Parzyszek, who’s just pulled down the Murphy bed from a flat panel in the wall of his small studio, jumps up on the mattress. “You’ve reminded me,” he says.
He reaches above the recess of the bed, opening a cabinet door, previously flush with the wall. Out comes a stand-up oscillating fan in two pieces—first one, then the other. “I need to return this to a coworker.” It’s like a magic trick—this big fan pulled from a space that doesn’t look large enough to hold it.
That’s why Parzyszek likes the place. So many surfaces in his 500-square-foot studio apartment fold, open, roll out, slide, and serve multiple functions. Even the largest object in the flat, a nearly 10-foot-long, white quartz-topped kitchen island, can move around the apartment. The custom island rests on a steel frame with wheels.