Surface-Oriented Design for Efficient Use of Space

Lisa Schollbach

Vital-Office GmbH

Februar / February - 2023

Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim

Bachelor of Arts


The housing crisis has worsened dramatically in recent years, affecting more and more people, especially in metropolitan areas. Low-income individuals are often forced to give up an ever-increasing share of their financial stability for housing or are forced to move into unsafe and unhealthy living conditions. At the same time, the demands on living spaces are increasing as they are required to perform more and more tasks, as demonstrated by the home office. “Tapi” is an innovative design concept that aims to use living space more efficiently and have a lasting impact on the mindset of people in cramped living conditions. Tapi can be assembled into two table positions by simply folding it and after active use, it can be mounted flat against the wall to save space. By using the unique recycled material “vitAcoustic”, the product gains additional qualities and offers an extraordinary and novel user experience.