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Cutwork : Flatmates

At the request of STATION F, a vast start-up campus located in the thirteenth arrondissement, the Cutwork architectural and design studio, based in Paris and Amsterdam, designed and customized the furniture of the Flatmates apartments, a contemporary coliving space designed to house the young entrepreneurs of Xavier Niel's incubator. For STATION F and in a set designed by Wilmotte & Associés, Cutwork redefines the concept of urban housing.

Located in Ivry-sur-Seine, the three buildings signed Wilmotte & Associés house one hundred apartments, all characterized by flexible living spaces. Some are common and shared: the kitchen, the living room and the balcony and the bathrooms. Others are private: the bedroom, and sometimes the toilet and the bathroom. Each house can accommodate up to six residents. Three rental offers are available at attractive prices: the standard formula (private room), the premium space (room with private bathroom) and the studio (cabin for a couple with private office and bathroom) . In addition, all tenants will eventually benefit from several turnkey services, as well as a café, a bar, a laundrette, a grocery store and several spaces dedicated to the organization of events. .

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The architectural prowess of these spaces of coliving is to have been thought globally as a total and functional object. Founded in 2016 by Franco-Japanese architect and designer Antonin Yuji Maeno, Anglo-Saxon entrepreneur Kelsea Crawford and Canadian investor Robert Nakata, Cutwortk has worked to produce new and flexible furniture adapted to the plurality of lifestyles of entrepreneurs and freelancers. By reinterpreting Japanese architectural notions (WA "space of concentration" - BA "space of collaboration" - MA "space of freedom"), the studio has created innovative and mobile pieces to promote the social interactions of the life in community. Modular sofas have been designed to match the new ways of living and working: the different volumes of the sofa can be separated or assembled according to the desires of each. It is thus possible to rethink and reassess space to infinity.

In addition, Cutwork used its patented process of folding laser-cut metal tubes to develop their own language. The fifteen pieces produced, minimal, durable and functional, perfectly meet the needs of the place. Shelves, desks, ceiling lamps, tables, tables, stools ... are everyday objects designed exclusively for Flatmates. In all, it is close to 5 000 pieces that have been manufactured to offer freedom of expression to different users. Versatile and versatile architecture, this achievement adapts to the various lifestyles of new generations and reflects more broadly on how to live in the city today.

Photographs: Cutwork

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