October 22, 2013

sgabo

Sgabo is a collapsible piece created by Italian designer Alessandro Di Prisco. This stool is both attractive and functional, and it’s ability to fold flat makes it a solid contender for a small urban apartment. It can provide an extra seating or serve as an impromptu side table. The folding is done with a single fluid motion. The seat features ergonomic holes for your fingers (nice!). Sgabo is available in four colors – white, yellow, light green, and light blue.

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March 22, 2013

nomade_06

This cool folding closet by André Pedrini & Ricardo Freisleben, called Arara Nômade, is a great all-in-one solution for someone who just moved into a new place without any furniture. The piece can be assembled in minutes without the use of screws, glue or heavy tools. The end result looks so attractive – you wouldn’t believe it’s a temporary structure. Arara Nômade can be perfect as a guest closet as well. It comes in a variety of color options.

(via yanko design)

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August 7, 2012

While folding furniture and small space go together like milk and cookies, folding furniture and elegance – is a rare combination. Usually when we think of a folding item, we see images of something rather cheap and unsightly. The works of German designer Nils Federking are a refreshing exception. His pieces are slick, beautiful and really thin in its folded state. Each item has a well-though-out mechanism, allowing to fold/unfold it in seconds. They are not one-track design either. Federking experiments with different forms and shapes and invents a specific folding principle for each one. I also appreciate the fact, that most items are free-stranding when folded, so you can display them. Clever.

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