Transforming Furniture

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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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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Alberto Sanchez’ Modular ROOTS Planter Rethinks the Traditional Trellis

Alberto Sanchez’ Modular ROOTS Planter Rethinks the Traditional Trellis

Tight on space? ROOTS is a vertical modular gardening system by MUT Design that easily fits within practically any space. Inspired by traditional trellises, designer Alberto Sanchez built

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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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Aberrant Architecture’s Adaptable Desks Transform Into Entertaining Game Tables at Night

Aberrant Architecture’s Adaptable Desks Transform Into Entertaining Game Tables at Night

With so many freelancers looking for spots in cafes and bars to set up temporary offices, Aberrant Architecture came up with this idea of creating work desks that can double-up as game tables post

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Folditure’s Ultra-Thin Leaf Chair Folds Flat When Not in Use

Folditure’s Ultra-Thin Leaf Chair Folds Flat When Not in Use

Folditure's Leaf chair is the world’s thinnest luxury folding chair combining high-tech components with age-old artisanal craftsmanship. With the release of a button, the elegant streamlined form of the

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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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‘Bedroom In A Box’ is the Ultimate Compact Furniture Suite

‘Bedroom In A Box’ is the Ultimate Compact Furniture Suite

Everyone has heard of flat-pack furniture, but this “Bedroom in a Box” takes the concept to the extreme. Latvia-based designer Rolands Landsbergs of Boxetti has created an ultra-compact

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Cardboard Paperpedic Bed Can Support the Weight of 22 People!

Cardboard Paperpedic Bed Can Support the Weight of 22 People!

The Paperpedic Bed by Karton is a system of intricately folded and tabbed paper panels that connect to form a sleek and modern bed frame. The 100 percent recyclable bed can expand from twin sized to one

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TETRAN’s Eco-friendly Modular Cubes Can Be Arranged Into Almost Design

TETRAN’s Eco-friendly Modular Cubes Can Be Arranged Into Almost Design

By means of simple repurposing, restyling, and repair, TETRAN’s modular design cubes eliminates the need for millions of tons of furniture waste. The modular cubes can be used and re-used to create an

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Brilliant Rotating UnWaste Bookcase is Made From Reclaimed Plywood

Brilliant Rotating UnWaste Bookcase is Made From Reclaimed Plywood

The UnWaste Bookcase is a brilliant sustainably designed full-wall rotating library created by architect Ben Milbourne (Bild Architecture), eco-designer Leyla Acaroglu (Eco Innovators) and furniture

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The Lichtbed is a Giant, Dreamy Shape-Shifting Daybed

The Lichtbed is a Giant, Dreamy Shape-Shifting Daybed

Would you like a 'throne' of your own, or perhaps a fluffy picnic space? Lichtbed is an experimental project by architecture practice 51n4e and textile designers Chevalier-Masson and Julie Vandenbroucke.

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Bjarke Frederiksen’s Nordic Nomad is Multi-functional Furniture For Escaping into the Wild

Bjarke Frederiksen’s Nordic Nomad is Multi-functional Furniture For Escaping into the Wild

Bjarke Frederiksen’s “Nordic Nomad Chair” is a knapsack, a sack, a blanket and a chair – all in one! Designed to tote around, snuggle with and sit on, this cute Danish design

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Mauricio Affonso’s Transforming FAN Table Changes Shape in Seconds

Mauricio Affonso’s Transforming FAN Table Changes Shape in Seconds

Affonso's FAN Table, which is currently on display at the Milan Furniture Fair, consists of a geometric base and a surface that is made from over 400 slats. Both the surface and the base are made of

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Beril Cicek Creates Quirky Mobile Furniture From Wood and Wool Knits

Beril Cicek Creates Quirky Mobile Furniture From Wood and Wool Knits

Turkish designer Beril Cicek created a cozy mobile furniture collection using wood and wool. For use as storage cabinets or less than conventional luggage, these multifunctional design pieces were

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Soft Fold Cabane is a Minimal Mobile Meditation Space

Soft Fold Cabane is a Minimal Mobile Meditation Space

Is your home that chaotic that you are finding it difficult to read, meditate or just relax? If that's the case, this minimalistic space might be what you need. Created by Marie Dessuant and Margaux

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Dutch Earnest Studio’s Multifunctional Furniture is More Than the Sum of Its Parts

Dutch Earnest Studio’s Multifunctional Furniture is More Than the Sum of Its Parts

Rotterdam-based designer Rachel Griffin created her multi-functional “Sum of the Parts” furniture collection by questioning why our objects are designed to be static when almost everything

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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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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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Dual-Purpose Coat Check Chair Is a Clever Seating Solution

Dual-Purpose Coat Check Chair Is a Clever Seating Solution

Social gatherings always give way to coats messily thrown on chairs. To inspire guests to hang their coats properly, Joey Zeledón has made the experience engaging by displaying the hangers. Aptly dubbed

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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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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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Brilliant Paper Chair Transforms With the Turn of a Page

Brilliant Paper Chair Transforms With the Turn of a Page

Designboom tipped us off to Droog‘s recently released “Darwin Chair” designed by new york-based graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister. The chair consists of a cantilever base topped with a

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Customizable Paper Tube Eco-Furniture Grows with Your Child!

Customizable Paper Tube Eco-Furniture Grows with Your Child!

Kids grow like weeds and it seems like they get too big for their desks and chairs in just a blink of the eye! That’s why we are grateful that Japanese furniture designers, Sankei Co., unveiled their

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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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