Transforming Furniture

Your Position: A Standing All-in-One Workspace that Folds Away to Fit in Any Apartment

Your Position: A Standing All-in-One Workspace that Folds Away to Fit in Any Apartment

'Your Position’ is a clever adjustable workspace designed by David Manning that focuses on improving physical and mental wellbeing. The workspace is completely adjustable depending on the user's

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Incredible Transforming Furniture System Can Be Used in 36 Different Ways

Incredible Transforming Furniture System Can Be Used in 36 Different Ways

Photograph by Norman McGrath Why buy a couch, chairs, a bed, tables and storage units when you could just build yourself a set of Superstairs like the ones architect Dennis Holloway came up with back

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Watch this MIT Researcher Triple the Size of a 200-Foot Apartment Using ‘Minority Report’-Like Gestures

Watch this MIT Researcher Triple the Size of a 200-Foot Apartment Using ‘Minority Report’-Like Gestures

MIT Media Lab's Changing Places team has created a futuristic device that could make your tiny apartment feel more like a spacious penthouse. Introducing CityHome, a motorized and compact "home in a box"

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Crazy Transforming Sofa Goes from Couch to Adult-Size Bunk Beds in Less than a Minute!

Crazy Transforming Sofa Goes from Couch to Adult-Size Bunk Beds in Less than a Minute!

Tiny houses and efficient urban apartments are growing in popularity. While both come with lots of eco-friendly benefits, like cheaper utility bills and less room for clutter, small dwellings require

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Malouin’s Amazing Umbra Shift Hanging Chairs are Stored Like Clothes

Malouin’s Amazing Umbra Shift Hanging Chairs are Stored Like Clothes

Living in a tiny urban home? Then you'll love Philippe Malouin's new Hanger Chair that hangs just like clothing! Part of a collection launched by Canadian design brand Umbra, these folding chairs use a

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The Garden Igloo is a Pop-Up Geodesic Dome Perfect for Any Backyard

The Garden Igloo is a Pop-Up Geodesic Dome Perfect for Any Backyard

Very easy to assemble, the Garden Igloo comes with a step by step instruction guide. In fact, it's so simple to build, one person can do it themselves! The tiny shelter doesn’t need foundations and is

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Mieke Meijer’s Clever Suspended Staircase Doubles as a Storage System

Mieke Meijer’s Clever Suspended Staircase Doubles as a Storage System

Custom-made by hand at Meijer's Eindhoven workshop, this elegant storage-staircase was created for designer Just Haasnoot at his historic home in Wassenaar, The Hague. Its industrial yet elegant

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IKEA Unveils New Line of Clever Transforming and Space-Saving Furniture Designs

IKEA Unveils New Line of Clever Transforming and Space-Saving Furniture Designs

Last week, we got a sneak peek of IKEA's new PS 2014 collection entitled "On the Move." The line of space-saving, multi-functional pieces was designed in response to the world's growing population of

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Tiny Transforming Apartment in OMA’s De Rotterdam Tower is a Five-Bedroom Home in Disguise

Tiny Transforming Apartment in OMA’s De Rotterdam Tower is a Five-Bedroom Home in Disguise

Besides luxury apartments and commercial spaces, OMA’s recently completed De Rotterdam tower boasts small space-saving apartments that look stylish and sleek without immediately revealing their amazing

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Designers of RockPaperRobot Furniture Share Their Business Tips – Learned The Hard Way

Designers of RockPaperRobot Furniture Share Their Business Tips – Learned The Hard Way

Getting a business off the ground is no easy feat. Once you gather enough courage and resources to run with your dream, you'll be met with one obstacle after another — all of which are valuable learning

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The Taburetul Modular Stool Shape-shifts Into Numerous Forms

The Taburetul Modular Stool Shape-shifts Into Numerous Forms

Reuse is the principle behind this shapeshifting stool composed of 88 wooden modules made from the battens of a recycled fence. The modules are connected with threaded rods, nuts, and washers, allowing

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Marco Gregori’s Flexible Facile Sofa Adapts to Accommodate Extra Guests

Marco Gregori’s Flexible Facile Sofa Adapts to Accommodate Extra Guests

Marco Gregori's clever Facile Sofa features a flexible design that can be adapted to provide extra seating or table space when guests visit. The comfortable cushions can be pulled out easily from the

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Top 6 Furniture & Interiors Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Furniture & Interiors Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Going green at home has never been easier, as designers and big box retailers embrace more conscious practices and materials. This year we saw a whole slew of exciting new designs that drop excess for

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10 Double Duty Furniture Designs Spotted at PSFK’s Future of Home Living Exhibit

10 Double Duty Furniture Designs Spotted at PSFK’s Future of Home Living Exhibit

From tables that moonlight as computers to wall shelves that fill in as desks, multi-purpose furniture pieces are double the pleasure and double the fun. Inhabitat recently found a whole bunch of

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Clever Transforming Froc High Chair Grows Along With Your Child

Clever Transforming Froc High Chair Grows Along With Your Child

As any parent knows, kids grow fast - and keeping them outfitted with furniture and clothing that fits is an ongoing challenge as the years fly by. Froc is an adjustable high chair with a flexible design

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Lodovico Bernardi’s Minimalist Table Folds Down to 1 Inch For Storage Almost Anywhere

Lodovico Bernardi’s Minimalist Table Folds Down to 1 Inch For Storage Almost Anywhere

Lodovico Bernardi’s small plywood table takes the concept of foldable furniture to its extreme! The elegant table, which is made from a single piece of plywood, is ultra-thin when turned sideways so it

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Klopf Klopf: Multifunctional Furniture Turns Into a Kitchen Unit, Desk, Bookshelf or Wardrobe

Klopf Klopf: Multifunctional Furniture Turns Into a Kitchen Unit, Desk, Bookshelf or Wardrobe

Here at Inhabitat we love multifunctional furnishings that allow people to adapt small spaces to suit different needs. Our latest discovery is Johannes Häuser’s ‘Klopf Klopf’, a clever furnishing

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Studio NL’s Transforming ’1.6 SM Of Life’ Desk Turns Into A Compact Bedroom

Studio NL’s Transforming ’1.6 SM Of Life’ Desk Turns Into A Compact Bedroom

If you live in New York, you probably know that apartment space is worth its weight in gold. Therefore any furniture that is compact, yet stylish is always welcome. With that in mind, designer Athanasia

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Joscha Weiand’s Loose Joints Is a Fun DIY Kit for Making Furniture

Joscha Weiand’s Loose Joints Is a Fun DIY Kit for Making Furniture

If you are tired of having the same IKEA furniture as all your friends, this great building kit might be your way out of that carbon copy world. Low-cost, portable and easy to use, Loose Joints by Dutch

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10 Pieces of Transforming Furniture for Tiny Apartments

10 Pieces of Transforming Furniture for Tiny Apartments

While mega-sized McMansions were all the rage just a few years ago, tiny dwellings are now gaining popularity as more and more of us move to cities and urban centers. Cramming our lives into smaller

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Yuya Ushida’s Collapsible XXXX_SOFA is Made From 8,000 Sticks of Recycled Plastic

Yuya Ushida’s Collapsible XXXX_SOFA is Made From 8,000 Sticks of Recycled Plastic

Produced by Eindhoven’s Royal Ahrend NV, Ushida’s XXXX_SOFA is made of just 4 different lengths of sticks, rings and joints. Each separate part is pretty average, but when put together it is easy to

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LLSTOL: A Multifunctional Seat Suited for Small Spaces

LLSTOL: A Multifunctional Seat Suited for Small Spaces

Slovenian designer Luka Locicnik and a local chair making company, STOL & STOL, developed LLSTOL, an ingenious lounge chair that can be used a multitude of ways. Successfully funded

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Itay Kirshenbaum’s Transforming Chair is Four Seats in One

Itay Kirshenbaum’s Transforming Chair is Four Seats in One

Designer Itay Kirshenbaum has a created a 4 in 1 chair that can be turned into four different seats with a simple flip. Kirshenbaum developed his chair during his industrial design studies at

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Design Academy Eindhoven Graduate Asnate Bockis Makes Lifesaving Furnishings to Stay Afloat

Design Academy Eindhoven Graduate Asnate Bockis Makes Lifesaving Furnishings to Stay Afloat

In the wake of the recent hurricane, the significance of disaster management products is increasing steadily, and we are glad to see that young designers are already channeling their endeavors in that

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Supermodern 1920′s Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht is a Simple, Elegant and Completely Transformable Home

Supermodern 1920′s Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht is a Simple, Elegant and Completely Transformable Home

To make this classic adaptable home, Rietveld worked side by side with Mrs. Schroder trying to please her and her notions of living without walls and having a strong inside-outside connection. The only

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Dsquadro’s Modular JOIN System Can be Used to Create Virtually any Kind of Furniture

Dsquadro’s Modular JOIN System Can be Used to Create Virtually any Kind of Furniture

“JOIN” is a system of interlocking modular pieces, created by dsquadro, which allows free configurations of furniture. The “JOIN” system is made from salvaged wood materials and

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Shape-Shifting ‘Multiple’ Table is Held Together by a Magnetic Field

Shape-Shifting ‘Multiple’ Table is Held Together by a Magnetic Field

Multiple is a sculptural table that reveals its full potential when a user begins to manipulate its shape. Designed by Brussels-based Raphaël Charles, the table consists of a series of locally sourced

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HAN’S Designs’ Transforming Furniture Module Goes from Shelf to Bed to Dining Table!

HAN’S Designs’ Transforming Furniture Module Goes from Shelf to Bed to Dining Table!

Living in the city often means trading down for a small space, but you can still keep things spacious and streamlined with HAN'S Designs' multi-faceted, transforming furniture unit. This cool

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Gustav Duesing’s Skeletal Chair 23D Packs Flat to Ship and Sets Up in a Snap

Gustav Duesing’s Skeletal Chair 23D Packs Flat to Ship and Sets Up in a Snap

Gustav Duesing's Chair 23D has an intriguing skeletal shape and a brilliant flat-pack design. The chair is cut from a sheet of 0.7 inch thick birch-plywood, it assembles without the use of glue or screws,

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Koloro is a Cute Multifunctional Desk by Torafu Architects

Koloro is a Cute Multifunctional Desk by Torafu Architects

The super cute Kororodesuku (Koloro desk) and Koloro stool are two brilliant multifunctional furnishings designed by Tokyo-based Torafu Architects. The brightly colored desk has various windows to let

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