Transforming Furniture

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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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 in a variety

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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 it's flexible enough to be

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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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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 "office

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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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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 was created to be used in

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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 else in our

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