A collaborative project between Johnson Chou Inc. and AVANI, the design consists of a universal base unit upon which living, dining, kitchen, bed, bath and storage components can be plugged into to create flexible, infinitely configurable and expandable living system all within a unifying, minimalist aesthetic.

With swiss army knife-like efficiency, the kitchen island features both a concealed cooktop that when revealed provides additional work-surface and a pivoting dining table that can be stored when not in use. The system also features a platform bed and integral headboard that is an extension of the base unit. Efficienct design makes it ideal for small spaces, however it's modularity allows it to expand with the growing needs of a homeowner.

AVANI + Johnson Chou IDS13 Press Release
IDS13 Johnson Chou Base Kitchen Video

Johnson Chou

Johnson Chou Inc. is an internationally recognized inter-disciplinary design practice encompassing architecture, interiors, furniture, industrial and graphic design - a body of work characterized by conceptual explorations of narrative, transformation and multiplicity. While the search for the elemental is the defining aspect of their work, a heightened sense of ritual, metaphor, drama and engagement exemplify the firm’s projects. Award-winning projects include Blowfish Restaurants, ad agency Grip Limited, Headquarters for Red Bull Canada and residences at 10 Bellair and Candy Factory Lofts in Toronto. More recently a presentation centre for condominium development Sixty Colborne received ARIDO’s 2012 “Project of the Year”. Inspired by “narratives of inhabitation”, be it a residence, office or retail space, Chou’s projects are characterized by forms imbued with metaphoric content and richness of detail - objects and spaces that are “portraits” of their clients.