The beauty and versatility of this piece make it an exciting option for any stylish shoebox dweller. The Parity cabinet by British designer Gareth Batowski is a small oak cabinet comprised of two shelves and four colored drawers. The item can serve as a desk compliment, printer stand, night table, side table, even as kitchen storage, if you so choose, the options are endless. I also love the aesthetics of the piece. Parity’s upper surface is tinted in black while the drawers are painted in bright colors. The rest of the structure is finished in natural wood, which creates an authentic and rich personality.
This clever transformable piece, called Trix, has been created by the famed Piero Lissoni for Italian brand Kartell. The beauty of the idea is in a simple rotating movement, with which Trix can be transformed into several different types of furniture. From a day bed, to a lounger or an armchair, even an ottoman. Lay it directly on the floor or carpet, or mount it on a platform; it looks and functions equally great in either arrangement. Trix is made of expanded polyurethane and is upholstered in three-dimensional woven polyester fabric. Available for purchase here.
Some people love cars, some – shoes, I every now and again fall in love with a piece of furniture. Behold my latest object of infatuation – the Clip table by Polish designer Jan Kochanski. Minimalist, multifunctional, and folds flat for storage… Aesthetics wise – definitely a looker. Designer says that the steel frame has been inspired by paperclips (hence the name). And the oak tabletop can serve as a tray, when detached from the base. Beautiful.
Aptly named Forming the Border, this desk by Juhui Cho lets you make a clear distinction between work and home life. Which is a big thing for those of us who plots their world domination plans in a tiny apartment. Made from wood covered with PVC, the desk disguises itself as a neutral looking cabinet when closed. When open, it reveals a secluded personalized workstation, complete with a shelf and a place to hang a lighting fixture. The semi-transparent PVC panels allow light to pass through and turn the desk/cabinet into an ambient light object. One small concern – the lighting bulb could be distracting, hanging so close to the desktop. I’d prefer a built-in diffused illumination. Love the piece otherwise.
Bulgaria based designer Volen Valentinov created this low key multifuntional piece, called Ted Bed. The item can be easily transformed from a chair to ottoman, mini-couch, armchair and a bed. All done by simply folding and securing the piece in each position. A perfect contender for a dorm or small apartment. Ted Bed is a sustainable piece of furniture made from recycled materials.
(via the mag)
Barcelona based company Arasanz has decided that sharing a bedroom with a sibling doesn’t have to mean style and space compromises. That’s why their Cromatic collection of kids’ bedroom furniture allows every child to express his or her individuality without stepping onto somebody else’s. The range of furniture includes bed, storage and desks that can be configured in a number of different ways. All of the furniture is on casters, making it simple to move around into different positions in the room. Each configuration is designed to take little space and allow multiple activities. Moving and transforming the pieces is easy enough for kinds to handle. Watch the video above to see this idea in action.
a_Books shelf by German design studio linea1 is a beautiful minimalist way to store and display your reading and DVDs. The essence of these shelves is in their absence. The thinnest steel-sheet is bent to a resistant form. The geometry of the folded sheet metal makes a shadow that hides the mounting detail, creating a seamless blend with the wall. So, all you see is your precious tomes. The piece holds approximately 40 books (up to 15.6 cm of depth) and pocket-books or 46 DVDs. Sold here.
This unusual leather sofa has been created by London based designer Camille Paillard for Swiss brand De Sede. The folded armrests aside from looking quite striking, also provide storage for papers and small things. Here is how designer describes this project: “For me, it was interesting to play with the beauty of the folds and the material’s innate sensitivity. I designed the sofa with this motif in mind in terms of the armrests. The folds are not only aesthetic, but also practical for slipping in magazines and books or hiding items.” Love this idea.
I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to believe that this product has been designed in distant 1948. Danish designer Poul Cadovius created the Royal System for the furniture brand dk3. Modular and lightweight, this storage line assembles easily and creates a vast number of options. You can build bookshelves, media storage, workstations, kitchen storage, you name it. The elements are attached to rails in two sizes, to suit whatever configuration you may require. Available in oak or walnut veneer on MDF, or in solid HPL. Sold here.
This laconic coat rack has been designed by German studio linea1. Made out of folded galvanized sheet steel, the piece looks like a simple white box, hanging on the wall. It’s only when you start using it – you discover the hidden hooks on the bottom of the rack and a receptacle for mail and small items on top. The surface of the box itself can be used for notes and magnets, creating a mach needed memory board right by your front door. Beautiful.
(thank you, Heiner)