Silly illy

by guestofaguest · October 10, 2007


    The Italian based illycaffè is known for being rather creative.  This holiday season will be no exception as they are teaming up with architect Adam Kalkin (who's Quik Houses are selling like hot cakes), to create the temporary "Push Button House Cafe".  This re-design of the popular "Push Button House" version will be in the Time Warner Center for holiday shoppers to enjoy from November 28th through December 29th.  Found on The Cool Hunter:

    With the push of a button, the house opens in 90 seconds like a flower and transforms from a compact container into a fully furnished and functional space with a kitchen, dining room, bathroom, bedroom, living room and library. All materials used in the Biennale house were recyclable or recycled. As Andrea Illy, chairman and CEO of illycaffe, has been quoted as saying, illy was initially interested in Kalkin’s idea as an examination of “home as one continuous mouldable surface, a relief against which human activity would pop out.”

    Um, this. is. cool.