The objective was to create light filled, desirable apartments aimed at young professionals in a town centre location but the challenge was in the size.

John Strand worked with property developers for a project of contemporary flats in Watford Hertfordshire.  The objective was to create light filled, desirable apartments aimed at young professionals in a town centre location but the challenge was in the size.

Each of the 66 apartments are small but the designer and property developer did not want to compromise on neither the aesthetic nor the living space itself. 

John Strand came on board when it became apparent that the answer to the problem lie in wall-beds.  After design consultation, the ‘Houdini’ wall-bed was selected.  This wall-bed is set within a frame which is just 29cm deep so can bit discretely fitting against the wall, with a comfortable sofa as part of the design. The sofa simply folds down on itself when it is time for bed with the easy action drop down bed.  The bed is made with a strong aluminum frame and slatted base with a ‘proper’ mattress.  This wall-bed does not scrimp on comfort and is purpose-built for every day usage.

To ensure cohesion throughout the design John Strand also provided complimentary furniture, wardrobes, tall beside units and media consoles.

The end result are 66 elegant studio apartments that had a queue of occupants waiting for them as soon as they were finished.

Buy our wall beds online: https://johnstrand-mk.co.uk/space-saving/wall-beds/ or call us on 020 8930 6006 if you have a project you’d like to discuss.