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Cube 6: Naho Matsuno’s Clever Wood Cube Transforms Into Six Individual Stools

Posted By Radhika Sawhney On February 12, 2013 @ 2:18 pm In green furniture,Green Home decor,green Interiors,Green Products,Transforming Furniture | No Comments

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Spotted at Dezeen [2], Cube 6 [3] is an innovative piece of space-saving furniture [4] that transforms from a cube-shaped stool into 6 distinct benches or tables. Designer Naho Matsuno [3] used a system of rails to allow the legs of each small stool to slide into another, while the top of each of the small stool forms the 6 surfaces of a cube.

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Made from birch plywood and maple, these stools form a 350 square mm cube when slotted together. Cube 6 [3] is also available in a three-piece format wherein each stool has two surfaces. These tiny stools can be used for a variety of purposes.

As cities become more populous and apartments get smaller [6], transforming furniture [7] offers one way to solve problems of space. We could also see Cube 6 being of great use in primary schools, where it could provide benches for children that can be packed away and pulled out as needed.

+ Naho Matsuno [3]

Via Dezeen [2]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/naho-matsunos-cube-6-transforms-into-six-individual-stools/naho-matsuno_cube6stool1/

[2] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2008/04/25/cube-6-by-naho-matsuno/

[3] Cube 6: http://www.nahomatsuno.com/

[4] space-saving furniture: http://inhabitat.com/10-pieces-of-transforming-furniture-for-tiny-apartments/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/naho-matsunos-cube-6-transforms-into-six-individual-stools/naho-matsuno_cube6stool2/

[6] apartments get smaller: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/5-super-efficient-tiny-new-york-apartments/

[7] transforming furniture: http://inhabitat.com/transforming-furniture/

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