Italian designer Joe Colombo’s electrically powered mobile Mini Kitchen. Designed in 1963, it contains two hotplates, cutting board, fridge, storage compartments, plug sockets, and a handy, swing-out tin-opener. Photo: Stephen McCarty

Crazy home designs and compact living ideas of the past that inspired today’s trends

  • New London Design Museum exhibition includes designs that may not have taken off, but paved the way for today’s interiors and furnishings
  • Modern ideas are also on show, including the shape-shifting home by Hong Kong’s Gary Chang, who wants to replicate it in other cities
Topic |   Architecture and design

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Italian designer Joe Colombo’s electrically powered mobile Mini Kitchen. Designed in 1963, it contains two hotplates, cutting board, fridge, storage compartments, plug sockets, and a handy, swing-out tin-opener. Photo: Stephen McCarty
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