With only 550 sq ft of living space and a sloping roof, the challenge was to make the best use of living areas.
This little vacation home in Varazze (near Genova) has many charms, including its location in the town’s historic district and a balcony that looks out on the Ligurian Sea. With only 550 square feet of living space and a sloping roof, the challenge was to furnish the home in a way that makes the best use of living areas while maintaining a light and airy atmosphere.
Truly a family affair, the cottage was designed by Pierluigi Colombo for his sister, Roberta and her family. Pier and Roberta are two of the owners of Clei, the Italian manufacturer of our multifunctional wall beds, tables and storage solutions designed to maximize even the smallest spaces. Resource Furniture is the North American distributor for Clei furniture.
Cose di Casa, an Italian magazine focusing on home renovation, featured the makeover in its August issue, with CLEI space-saving furniture taking a starring role. The cover photo shows how the versatile Giro console table’s rotating mechanism allows it to swing out from the wall to function as a dining table or work area as needed. The Tango sectional sofa with wall bed transforms the living room to a guest room with the simple pull of a handle.