In the fall of 2016, Umbra – a Toronto-based designer and manufacturer of housewares selling more than 2,000 home products through 25,000 retailers in 75 countries – challenged the students of Metaproject to create a design for small spaces. As condo and apartment sizes shrink, an opportunity has arisen to make small spaces more livable and efficient. Students analyzed use cases surrounding compact living, focusing especially on innovative housewares that consider opportunities for multiple functions, storage, space efficiency, personalization, dual utility, entertaining, and other micro-living concerns. Results of the collaboration will be exhibited at ICFF during Design Week in New York City. Photos by Chris Coe.