French design studio Fabbricabois is the creator of this inventive coffee table that doubles as a pet bed. Comprised of seven pieces of wood, the table is held together via rubber bands, without any glue or fasteners. It ships flat, assembles in minutes and provides a cosy sleeping space for a cat or small dog. What a fun idea! The pet area is lined with the soft washable cushion, and two angled spaces on the side could be used as additional storage.
This idea reminds me of Lumio, the book light I featured some time ago. Here too, we have a book shape, transformed into an interior object. Bookniture can be used as a coffee table, nightstand, stool, footrest, and more. Folded, it fits neatly on a bookshelf, taking virtually no space at all. A great concept! And a thoughtful gift too. Currently kickstarting.
Choosing a sofa for a small apartment can be daunting. It has to be small enough to allow flow, yet big enough for much-needed relaxation. Well, clever folks at Fab might just pulled it off. The Flip sofa they recently launched is a compact and multifunctional item that can fit in most interiors. It has reversible cushions that allow you to alternate between minimalist and mid-century modern looks. But the biggest perk is the ottoman that flips to reveal a coffee table. What a great thought. Watch the video for a short demo. Available for purchase here.
Zoo is a clever multifunctional object created by Madrid based studio MAYICE. The piece can be used as a stool, coffee table, magazine rack, modular shelving system or a multicolored bench. Lightweight and easily stackable, each of these elements can keep a balance without the need of screws or additional substructures. The collection is made of pinewood coming from sustainable managed forests. Zoo comes in green, orange, white and red.
Now this is just delightful – a coffee table that transforms into a dining one with two swift movements. MK1 by British studio Duffy London is more than meets the eye. It is multi-functional and perfect for small spaces, as it miraculously converts from one mode to another, adapting to changing social settings. The piece is made from solid oak, ash or walnut and high grade birch plywood from sustainable sources. It can be produced in a number of finishes. Watch the video after the break to see how easy it is to operate.
Good News is a small table created Norwegian designer Karl Marius Sveen for the furniture brand Mokasser. This simple and elegant piece holds your magazines and newspapers without cluttering the surface. The table is made of oak wood veneer and comes in three finishes: white, black and natural. A nice idea for a coffee or side table, especially when the space is tight.
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.
The D*Table, by The D*Haus Company, is a concept I’m really hoping to see produced. Composed of four components, the piece can be arranged into eight different shapes, allowing you to customize it according to your needs and space requirements. The parts are connected to each other via removable hinges, so you can take the table apart just as well. There are various storage compartments you can find in each segment – drawers, shelves, slots for books and magazines, even a hole for a plant. Nothing seems to be overlooked here. D*House had taken the idea for the table from the works of mathematician Henry Ernest Dudeney, who discovered that we can turn a perfect square into an equilateral triangle (and many other shapes in between), by segmenting it into four pieces. Designers are now trying to apply this same principle to architecture. Check out their Kickstarter campaign to read more about the project and to reserve a table of your own.
This beautifully made coffee table has been created by Australian designer David Cummins. The piece is inspired by mid-20th century modernist aesthetic, which is a bit of a fetish of mine. I also like the small size of the table – only about 47 inches long and 16 inches wide. But in spite of its modest proportions the piece boasts ample storage, thanks to two generous drawers. A perfect little piece, that can lend an air of class to any dwelling. Bridge coffee table is handcrafted from solid Tesmanian Blackwood and finished with natural oil and wax.
This table/day bed by UK based brand Another Country is a sure contender for a small urban apartment. A beautiful and versatile piece of furniture can be transformed from one state to another in seconds. The base is solid FSC oak and employs a screw leg system. The mattress has an organic latex core wrapped in organic coir and wool. It comes upholstered in a Bute fabric from Scotland with a six-button detail and piped edges. So no matter how you use the piece, as a table or a bed, it looks stylish and well-malde.