The Oceano trunk has been created by famed French designer Andrée Putman for Italian furniture brand Poltrona Frau. The naval theme, reflected in the name of the product, hints on the aesthetic of old-timey luxury cruises and elegant luggage, associated with them. The trunk, designed to hold clothing and accessories, is not strictly a luggage item, but its mobility and compactness can come handy in today’s nomad living. The frame of the piece is made of multilayer birch. The interior houses a rich mosaic of drawers in all sizes, made from MDF with textured, non-scratch paint in milk color. Hidden away inside the trunk there is also a folding mini-desk with a removable padded pouf. Everything a person needs to get dressed and beautified in style. And when on the move – simply close the trunk for easy transport and storage.
What shoebox dweller doesn’t dream about a walk-in closet… And while real estate limitations are hard to overcome, the solution might still be found. Consider this clever wardrobe by Netherlands based young designer Hosun Ching. The innovative item opens up to create a dressing room experience. Here is how Ching describes the idea:
“The depth of a standard wardrobe is 60cm. That is simply not practical, because it means that you literally lose sight of your clothing; and what you don’t see, you don’t wear. Walk-In Closet is a smart storage unit designed to solve this problem. It opens out into a mini-fitting room, complete with mirrors to view outfits from every angle. The focus is on organisation and visibility. There are drawers for accessories and the reduced depth does away with those ‘hidden’ stacks.”