Transforming Furniture

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 pad of 200

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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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Stunning Renovation Showcases Reclaimed Materials, Flexible Spaces

Stunning Renovation Showcases Reclaimed Materials, Flexible Spaces

Sometimes it takes looking to the past and pulling cues from previous design theories to break new ground and push modern green design forward. Dezeen shows us Edwards Moore’s stunning renovation of an

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Convertible Coffee Table is Perfect for Cramped Apartments

Convertible Coffee Table is Perfect for Cramped Apartments

Deciding to live in a small space in an urban environment is a great first step towards reducing your carbon footprint. Making the move, however, may present some frustrating day-to-day living challenges

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Cardboard Moving Boxes Transform Into Sturdy Eco-Furniture

Cardboard Moving Boxes Transform Into Sturdy Eco-Furniture

Most of us have been re-purposing cardboard boxes since childhood, transforming them from containers for transporting objects into forts or secret hiding places. With her project entitled “Move!”

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‘Baby in Table’ Furniture Design Evolves as Children Grow

‘Baby in Table’ Furniture Design Evolves as Children Grow

Parents are all too aware of the revolving door of quickly outgrown furniture that goes hand in hand with raising a child. Incessantly purchasing furniture is taxing on both the environment and the

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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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Flytipped Furniture by Alexena Cayless

Flytipped Furniture by Alexena Cayless

Alexena Cayless of British design collective Farm Designs recently exhibited her wonderful fly-tipped furniture collection at Eco Age and Beyond the Valley in London. Alexena scours the streets for

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OVETTO RECYCLED RECYCLING BIN

OVETTO RECYCLED RECYCLING BIN

Taking the idea of recycling to its logical conclusion, Italian architect, designer and art director Gianluca Soldi presented the Ovetto Recycling Bin, a recycled recycling center, last week at the London

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Self-Sustainable Chair: Dress inflates into a chair for your butt

Self-Sustainable Chair: Dress inflates into a chair for your butt

Ever come across one of those ideas that is so brilliant and crazy - it makes you wonder why no one has done it before? Artist and interactive designer, JooYoun Paek takes the cake on that front with her

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EMOCJA SIDEBOARD Adapts with Interchangeable Pegs

EMOCJA SIDEBOARD Adapts with Interchangeable Pegs

Sometimes sustainability comes in the form of adaptability, making objects able to accommodate evolving styles or tastes. Polish design studio Emocja had transformation in mind when creating the Bufet

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COFFIN TABLE: Memento Coffee Table Casket

COFFIN TABLE: Memento Coffee Table Casket

Worrying that you don't think about death enough in your day-to-day life? Pratt student Charles Constantine is looking to change this and inject a bit of morbidity into the daily routine, with his new

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COVER POUF: No-Waste Furniture by Alain Bertreau

COVER POUF: No-Waste Furniture by Alain Bertreau

Designer Alain Bertreau creates simple furniture that cuts out excess materials and effort, leaves an overall serene and minimalistic impression, and packs light. We've covered Bertreau's Instant Chair

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TRANSPLASTIC Furniture by Campana Brothers

TRANSPLASTIC Furniture by Campana Brothers

Fernando and Humberto Campana, the Brazilian brother design duo, have long been known for their unique combination of craft-meets-contemporary, recycled-meets-high design furniture. This past summer, they

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ANNIE Shopping Cart Chair from Reestore

ANNIE Shopping Cart Chair from Reestore

"Annie" is a shopping cart turned into a comfy cute chair from reclaimed design gurus Reestore. We've all seen old decrepit shopping carts left by the side of the road, and it is a sad, sad sight. Thats

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SHAPE-SHIFTING CHAIR: Caterpillar by Anna Bullus

SHAPE-SHIFTING CHAIR: Caterpillar by Anna Bullus

We love designers who get their inspiration from the unexpected, and we love transforming, 2-for-1 furniture even more! Check out the Caterpillar, a flexible piece of furniture inspired by bicycle

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MARTINO GAMPER: 100 Chairs in 100 Days

MARTINO GAMPER: 100 Chairs in 100 Days

Martino Gamper has a penchant for furniture: to be specific, chairs. In his project 100 Chairs in 100 Days, he takes apart a mix of discarded and systematically collected pieces found on London's street

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Oeuf Eco-friendly Convertible Crib

Oeuf Eco-friendly Convertible Crib

Here's a cute convertible crib with a modern aesthetic and the flexibility to remain useful as your baby becomes a toddler. The Oeuf Crib will take your newborn through their toddler years with the

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ECO TV PACKAGING TURNS INTO DIY FURNITURE

ECO TV PACKAGING TURNS INTO DIY FURNITURE

In its quest for ‘bigger and better’ technology, mankind is facing a mountain of expanded foam pieces and polystyrene packing material used to protect items during handling. Tom Ballhatchet, a recent

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MOLO SOFTSEATING: Expandable Honeycomb Chair

MOLO SOFTSEATING: Expandable Honeycomb Chair

Molo Designs' flexible honeycomb paper furniture has been a long time favorite of Inhabitat, starting back when we first discovered them in 2005 at ICFF, all the way to the Inhabitat Editors Choice Award

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EXPANDABLE FOLDING CHAIR – in video

EXPANDABLE FOLDING CHAIR – in video

This isn't a new idea by any means: we've showed you expandable honeycomb folding chairs before from Molo and Charles Kaisin Design. However, the joy of watching this video makes us realize that it takes

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ONE SHOT STOOL by Materialise

ONE SHOT STOOL by Materialise

Folding chairs are great in theory, but most traditional designs are often bulky and unwieldy in both folded and unfolded form -- defeating the whole point of impromptu seating. Now Belgian design company

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LEAF FURNITURE by Tejo Remy

LEAF FURNITURE by Tejo Remy

There's something so identifiable and charming about Dutch Design. Tejo Remy, one of the first and most influential members of the Dutch Design group Droog, has recently split from the collective to

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INSTANT CHAIR by Alain Bertreau

INSTANT CHAIR by Alain Bertreau

Alain Bertreau's Instant Chair is a plywood transformer chair that folds down into one small flat sheet for storage, but pops into a sturdy seat in a matter of seconds. Using the latest panel cutting

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