Transforming Furniture

7 Gorgeous Green Home Furnishings

7 Gorgeous Green Home Furnishings

Decorating your home can be a rewarding way to spend your time and money - and investing in beautiful, eco-friendly furnishings is a great way to express yourself and give any room a boost while

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Tomas Schön’s Flat-Pak ‘A-Board’ Becomes a Full Shelf with the Pull of a String

Tomas Schön’s Flat-Pak ‘A-Board’ Becomes a Full Shelf with the Pull of a String

A finalist at the Green Furniture Awards 2012, the ‘A-Board’ by Argentine-born Italy-based Tomas Schön's is a bookshelf that consists simply of an eco-labeled plywood board and one strong orange

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The Kai Table Has a Bevy of Secret Compartments to Stash Your Stuff

The Kai Table Has a Bevy of Secret Compartments to Stash Your Stuff

With a bevy of hidden compartments that you can stash your stuff in, the Kai table is an urban apartment dweller's dream. Built by Naoki Hirakoso and Takamitsu Kitahara, the coffee table is made of wood

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The REK Modular Table Transforms to Fit Any Interior

The REK Modular Table Transforms to Fit Any Interior

Reinier de Jong’s new REK coffee table adapts to any apartment size or social situation with ease. The wooden surfaces slide and transform to create an array of usable surfaces, or fold up compactly

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‘The Motion’ Bookshelf Doubles as a Curvaceous Rocking Chair!

‘The Motion’ Bookshelf Doubles as a Curvaceous Rocking Chair!

There's nothing quite like settling into a comfy seat to read a good book, and it's even better when your bookshelf doubles as a rocking chair! Designed by Hyunjin Seo from the Seoul-based design group

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Transforming Crates Unfold to Reveal Incredible Furniture Sets and Foosball Table

Transforming Crates Unfold to Reveal Incredible Furniture Sets and Foosball Table

Inspired while unpacking artwork from shipping crates in Milan, the Beijing-based artist began designing her furniture range to embody unusual forms, yet remain adaptable. A graduate from London's

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PHOTOS: Unloved Furniture Recycled Into Retro-Chic Designs at London Design Week

PHOTOS: Unloved Furniture Recycled Into Retro-Chic Designs at London Design Week

By stripping the fabric from discarded luminaires, Donna Walker is able to expose the lamp’s original skeleton, revealing the dedicated work that once went into it. By simply swapping lamp bases, bulbs

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Home Less Home: Shipping Container House Questions the Necessities of Modern Living

Home Less Home: Shipping Container House Questions the Necessities of Modern Living

‘HomeLessHome’ is a small home composed of rough frames that was built entirely from standard parts and materials like scaffolding pipes, bright red shipping containers, and waterproof plastic mesh,

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PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s Royal College of Art Graduate Show

PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s Royal College of Art Graduate Show

British designer Alkesh Parmar created a series of objects under the Cradle to Cradle philosophy. Made from dried and ground orange peels, these objects give new use to a waste material. The process keeps

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Matali Crasset’s Stylish Chair Serves Many Functions

Matali Crasset’s Stylish Chair Serves Many Functions

Multifunctional objects can sometimes be unnecessarily difficult to use. But French designer Matali Crasset has designed a simple, yet stylish eco-friendly piece that requires little thought, while

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Versatile Hybrid Chair Turns into a Stool, Bench, or Ottoman in a Snap

Versatile Hybrid Chair Turns into a Stool, Bench, or Ottoman in a Snap

The Hybrid Chair is a versatile piece of transforming furniture that can be used as a dining chair, a stool/ottoman or a bench. It consists of 2 components - a base and a back - plus stainless steel

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Legato Studio’s Transforming Bench Goes from Dining Table to Seating in a Snap

Legato Studio’s Transforming Bench Goes from Dining Table to Seating in a Snap

Inspired by the benches and picnic tables we would normally see at an outdoor park, this practical piece designed by Legato Studio gracefully transforms from eating surface to seating with less effort

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The Bachelor Chair is a Step Stool, Seat and Ironing Board All in One

The Bachelor Chair is a Step Stool, Seat and Ironing Board All in One

It’s a step stool! It’s an ironing board! No, it’s a chair! Actually the humorously named Bachelor Chair is all three. Conceived in the 18th century, the wooden, nearly all-purpose piece of

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Clever Sweetch18 Table Transforms into a Chair in a Snap

Clever Sweetch18 Table Transforms into a Chair in a Snap

Designer Benoit Lienart is the master-mind behind the Sweetch18 - a clever transforming armchair/coffee table that was recently recognized by L’Observeur du Design 2011. We love seeing innovative

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Gig Chair Transforms Into a Bed, Chaise and Ottoman

Gig Chair Transforms Into a Bed, Chaise and Ottoman

These days, many of us do double or even triple duty as professionals, parents and students - shouldn't our furniture do the same? Well that's what industrial designer Davide Tonizzo was thinking when he

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Recycled Oven Transforms Into a Comfy Lounge Chair

Recycled Oven Transforms Into a Comfy Lounge Chair

We've seen our fair share of transforming furniture, but nothing quite as imaginative (or downright bizarre) as this oven that transforms into a lounge chair. Created by the designer behind the WayOutHere

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UM Project’s Cork U.M.O. is a Coffee Table, Bench and Desk All in One!

UM Project’s Cork U.M.O. is a Coffee Table, Bench and Desk All in One!

One of our favorite finds from this year’s BKLYN Designs is the U.M.O., a playful piece of multitasking furniture that transitions from a coffee table to a bench to a desk with a simple flick of the

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Schair is a Chair that Two Can Share

Schair is a Chair that Two Can Share

Have you ever gotten stuck in a crowded room and had to uncomfortably share half of your seat with someone else?  Drawing inspiration from these awkward experiences, Pratt student Charlotte Kreitmann

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Champ: A Sofa that Helps You Get into Shape!

Champ: A Sofa that Helps You Get into Shape!

There’s no reason to let your couch kick your butt into an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle. Designed for Italian furniture manufacturer Campeggi, Tobias Fraenzel’s “Champ” lets you show your sofa

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Odds & Ends Recycled Furniture Changes the Value of Trash

Odds & Ends Recycled Furniture Changes the Value of Trash

Odds & Ends, Bits & Pieces is a beautiful four-piece furniture set made entirely out of re-purposed materials. Designed by Inhabitat favorite Jo Meesters, the spring-colored furniture was crafted

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Silla Guarda 2 in 1 Chairs Shed Their Skin for a Surprise

Silla Guarda 2 in 1 Chairs Shed Their Skin for a Surprise

Imagine inviting a dinner party of six into a formal dining room with only 3 chairs. The horror! Well, it's really no problem with the Guarda Inside-Out Chair by Zanic Design. At first glance it's a

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Offi’s Paket Storage Cube Transforms into a Table and Chairs

Offi’s Paket Storage Cube Transforms into a Table and Chairs

For parents living in small dwellings in the big city, furniture that is aesthetically pleasing, highly functional and compactable is a must... especially when it comes to making room for kids and all

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Ecosystems Bada Table Transforms into a Loveseat

Ecosystems Bada Table Transforms into a Loveseat

Whether you're an advocate of low-footprint living or a space-restricted city dweller looking to get the most milage out of your dining room, Ecosystems' brand new transforming Bada table may be just the

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TAGEI CONVERTIBLE FURNITURE by Akemi Tanaka

TAGEI CONVERTIBLE FURNITURE by Akemi Tanaka

The word Tagei means versatility in Japanese, and what better way to describe this fabulous line of plyboo furniture that converts from table into bench? Brooklyn designer Akemi Tanaka caught our eye last

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OOOOOOOMs

OOOOOOOMs

What is it about the Dutch and design? Why is it that most witty and thought-provoking designers these days all seem to be coming out of the Netherlands? Tord Boontje, Jurgen Bey, Hella Jongerious,

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TRANSFORMER ROTOR TABLE

TRANSFORMER ROTOR TABLE

I'm a big fan of transformer furniture these days. Any furniture that has fold-out parts and a variety of different configurations is A-okay in my book. This Rotor Coffee Table from Design Within Reach

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REVERSIBLE MEDIA CENTER SHELVING

REVERSIBLE MEDIA CENTER SHELVING

We could all use a bit more space in our place. Thats why I have such love for folding 2?in?1 furniture like Murphy beds and More Doors. Next in this illustrious line of folding furniture is Reversica's

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MOLO PAPER WALL

MOLO PAPER WALL

The hit product at ICFF this year appeared to be Molo's softwall. This giant flexible wall made out of crenellated paper was on display everywhere. It was prominent not only in Molo's booth, but

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EXPANDING TABLE

EXPANDING TABLE

One of the best things I saw at ICFF was this expanding table design by Austrian furniture company Xpand System. What I love about this is that the design is so simple and uncluttered, and the

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MODULAR TWIST-TOGETHER LIGHTS

MODULAR TWIST-TOGETHER LIGHTS

To go with your MOD Cabinet, Glide also makes a series of cute modular lights. The Twist-Together lights will appeal to the kid in you with their Lego-esque, building?block design. They can be assembled

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