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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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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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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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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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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J1 Studio’s Modular T.SHELF System Creates Gorgeous Sculptural Shelves

J1 Studio’s Modular T.SHELF System Creates Gorgeous Sculptural Shelves

Jae Won Cho's T.SHELF (triangular shelf) is a modular system that can be built into multiple shapes with various functions. The T.SHELF system is based on the strongest geometric shape, the triangle, and

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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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Not Tom’s Flat-Pack Strung Stool Can be Customized With DIY Patterns

Not Tom’s Flat-Pack Strung Stool Can be Customized With DIY Patterns

Strung is a flat-pack, customizable and stackable three-legged stool designed by London-based design agency Not Tom. The easy-to-assemble design instills flat-pack furniture with creativity and user

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Alien and Monkey’s Sand Furniture Turns Back to Dust at the End of its Lifecycle

Alien and Monkey’s Sand Furniture Turns Back to Dust at the End of its Lifecycle

The furniture is produced using molds made from reclaimed wood. Alien and Monkey deploy traditional processes of ceramic manufacturing to create the molds for the Sand Furniture. The Sand Packaging

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D*Haus to Launch a Kickstarter Campaign to Develop Shape-Shifting Home and Products

D*Haus to Launch a Kickstarter Campaign to Develop Shape-Shifting Home and Products

D*Haus, the ultra-innovative company behind the the first dynamic house in the world, is set to launch a kickstarter campaign on April 3 to raise funds for the development of their two flagship products,

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

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

Spotted at Dezeen, Cube 6 is an innovative piece of space-saving furniture that transforms from a cube-shaped stool into 6 distinct benches or tables. Designer Naho Matsuno used a system of rails to allow

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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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The Rectangline Chair is a Simple Geometric Seat that Doubles as a Bookshelf

The Rectangline Chair is a Simple Geometric Seat that Doubles as a Bookshelf

The RECTANGLINE CHAIR is a very basic and simple chair that joins the pure geometric forms of the rectangle and the line. A large part of the chair ( the seat and the back rest ) is made out of plywood,

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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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Brilliant ‘Rocking Knit’ Chair Creates Winter Hats While You Sit!

Brilliant ‘Rocking Knit’ Chair Creates Winter Hats While You Sit!

Technology advances in the blink of an eye – while many are obsessed with the latest high-tech devices, let’s not forget that low-tech innovation can also be revolutionary. ECAL students

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J1 Studio’s Modular “T.shelf” Takes Plywood and Zip-Ties Into a New Dimension

J1 Studio’s Modular “T.shelf” Takes Plywood and Zip-Ties Into a New Dimension

Los Angeles-based design firm J1 Studio has taken plywood and zip-ties out of the local hardware store and into the world of fine furnishings. Their modern, modular “T.shelf” can be assembled

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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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Michael Jantzen’s Solar-Powered Transformation House Rotates to Create Different Rooms!

Michael Jantzen’s Solar-Powered Transformation House Rotates to Create Different Rooms!

Michael Jantzen's Transformation House is designed to be constructed from lightweight steel and partially clad with photovoltaic cells to power the structure using sunlight. Its playful and imaginative

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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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UTOPIA’s Bamboo Fibonacci Cabinet Brings the Golden Ratio Into Your Home

UTOPIA’s Bamboo Fibonacci Cabinet Brings the Golden Ratio Into Your Home

The Fibonacci sequence occurs frequently in nature - from the structure of a nautilus shell to the scales of a pine cone or center of a sunflower. Now Italian design studio UTOPIA has created a bamboo

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Supercake’s I-Pot is a Modular Indoor Garden System That Doubles as a Bookshelf

Supercake’s I-Pot is a Modular Indoor Garden System That Doubles as a Bookshelf

Designed and produced by Supercake, the I-pot is a modular system for creating flourishing terraced gardens indoors. The vertical furniture system consists of lightweight and adjustable interlocking

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Berto Aussems’ Awesome DIY Bike Toolbox is a Mobile Workbench on Wheels

Berto Aussems’ Awesome DIY Bike Toolbox is a Mobile Workbench on Wheels

How can you carry a toolbox and a workspace on the luggage carrier of a bike? That's the question Berto Aussems was confronted with when he sought to take his work as an electronics repairer on the road.

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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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Folding Door Transforms Into a Life-Saving Earthquake Shelter

Folding Door Transforms Into a Life-Saving Earthquake Shelter

Kingston University graduate design student Younghwa Lee has created an innovative indoor shelter for use during an earthquake—a folding door that not only stands in the safest place in a home, but also

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Jenga-Like Bamboo PixelTable Can be Pushed or Pulled to Create Storage Space

Jenga-Like Bamboo PixelTable Can be Pushed or Pulled to Create Storage Space

Need more shelf space? A cupboard? A table? The Jenga-like PixelTable from Studio Intussen can be transformed into a variety of furnishings to suit your needs. The 45 x 45 x 45 cm cube is

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HOW TO: Make Your Own DIY Storage Bed

HOW TO: Make Your Own DIY Storage Bed

We're big fans of storage beds here at Inhabitat, but we admit that it's kind of hard to find one that isn't on the pricier side. If you're looking to reap the benefits of having a bed that does

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