Taula is a perforated multifunctional table, created by Spanish studio Adretcient. The bottom layer of the tabletop has holes for planters. And the top layer consists of removable panels, so you can control the planter-work surface ratio. You can also add various elements to the tabletop in order to adapt it to different situations. Taula is made of birch and can serve as a desk or a dining table.
Photography by Guifré de Peray
Rocky bed totally rocks. In many senses than one. This convertible children’s bed from studio jäll & tofta is a product that grows with the child. At the beginning, it serves as a combination of a cradle and a rocking chair. When the baby grows out of the nursery into a bigger kid’s room, simply flip it over to create a 140 cm long bed with a removable bedrail. The space underneath can double as storage (or as an awesome fort for games). Watch the video above to see all the transformations of the piece.
This cool minimalist bike holder has been created by German studio Mikili. I featured this stunner from them some time ago. This particular piece, called TÎAN, is, though not as stealthy on the wall, has its own advantages. It features a storage compartment, something every small entryway can use. The drawer can be opened and closed with a simple push thanks to a tip-on system. In addition, TÎAN looks attractive even when your bike is not hanging on the wall. The piece comes in four color combinations, so you can choose the look that fits you.
Many would agree that the ideal sofa is the one you don’t want to leave. Milan based designer Burak Kocak expanded this idea and created a sofa you don’t need to leave. This modular piece, called Herb, is a clever conglomerate of different components. Each arm is replaced by something useful – storage, adjustable lighting, electrical sources, even planters. You can create a combination that fits your own unique couch-potatoing style.
The Ledge laptop desk by Seattle based studio Urbancase, is a nice idea for a shoebox apartment, for it barely stands our from the wall. At the same time it provides a pullout workstation, desktop, and storage. The hidden cubby, accessible through a flush mounted pencil tray, allows cords to nest in a separate compartment while the slot toward the rear of the unit reduces cord clutter on the top surface. The piece is made from solid walnut.
This versatile little shelf has been created by young designers Tadej Podakar and Luka Fabjan, together – studio TRIpike. The piece consists of adjustable wooden elements that provide slots for books, artwork, clothes and various small items. Thanks to its artistically cut edges, the shelf looks good even when completely empty. A great hybrid of storage and wall decoration.
This innovative cabinet has been created by Uruguayan industrial designer Claudio Sibille. The piece merges storage with seating in one compact solution. Brilliant for studio apartments where space is of the essence. Available for purchase here.
(thank you, Heiner)
The Stealth Kitchen from Resource Furniture is a brilliant invention. Stylish, modular and compact, it can be a real hit in a studio apartment, where one room is your every room. Hidden behind unobtrusive wooden cabinetry, the system includes refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, oven, cooktop, sink, counter space and abundant storage. A proper gourmet kitchen that can fit in any space. Watch the video after the break to see the product in motion.
(via gizmodo, ht Jason)
Danish design collective Makers with Agendas came up with this idea of a compact trestle, called Accordion. As the name suggests, these stands expand and retract depending on the situation. Perfect for improvised dining arrangements, Accordion trestles take virtually no room in their folded state. When unfolded, they can support almost any tabletop. The project debuted at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014. Available for purchase through designers’ website.
I love all things modular, especially when they are cleverly layered to provide more storage. For example, this system by Stockholm based design duo Färg & Blanche. Aptly called Pocket Cupboard, this line of wooden storage boxes features leather pockets that allow additional space for papers, magazines and so forth. The pockets are sewn directly into the wood, the technique designers call ‘wood tailoring.’ Not only the pockets fight paper clutter, they create an original pattern when the cupboard is put together.