The illycafe, Illy’s Portable, Fold Out Café

Check out this amazing amazing café by designer Adam Kalkin for Illy! The café was made from an old shipping container, Kalkin’s favorite thing to build with, and pretty magically folds out into a beautiful environment in about 90 seconds.

All of the materials used were recycled or recyclable, and the space contains a kitchen, dining room, bathroom, bedroom, living room, and a library. All in one tiny shipping container. Such an amazing idea.
They’re going to be around the Time Warner Center in New York from the end of November till the end of the year.

Link via The Cool Hunter


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  4. Joshua Johnson October 12, 2007 at 6:56 AM

    I love the idea! My main questions are: If it is a cafe, then why have a bed and library instead of tables for people? and Why does the bed look like it is made of plasic–that would be totally uncomfortable?!

  5. Roger J March 20, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Thats crazy ! yeah i must agree if its a cafe where the tables and chairs ?

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  7. Trish Fitzpatrick January 16, 2010 at 2:04 AM

    Just Brilliant,Adam Kalkin got it spot on for Illy, What a great use of the recycled container and such a cool folding design! Well done to Adam he’s a DESIGNER!
    Trish, Dublin Ireland

  8. Berger karl-heinz July 9, 2010 at 2:05 AM

    Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

    bitte teilen Sie mir mit,ob dieser Cafecontainer zu kaufen ist !!


  9. Branislav April 21, 2011 at 7:30 AM

    cool… great idea for starting your own business. :)

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