Let’s be honest, our modern townhouses can be quite cramped! Space constraint is a major problem, and we often find ourselves crushing our own belongings. It is the ultimate test of our ability to maneuver. However, transformative furniture designs are an ingenious solution to this problem of space constraints. And we’ve curated a collection of super functional, space-saving furniture that promises not only to transform, but also to transform your living space! From a desk that can transform into a lounge chair to a piece of furniture that grows with your child, this eclectic mix of unique furniture designs is the much-needed space-saving solution for our modern apartments!
‘Chaise Renversée’ is a desk that can also be transformed into a lounge chair by the famous French architect Pierre-Louis Gerlier. The literal translation of Chaise Renversée is “chaise reversed”, I like the simplicity with which the French put everything. Since we are all locked in our homes, we are constantly finding ways to optimize space. Especially if you live in a city, you are likely to have everyday items that are flexible so that you have a functional space. Our current situation and the need to be flexible in a small space is exactly what inspired Gerlier to design the Upturned Chair. It’s the perfect blend of working from home and Netflix from home in one modern piece of furniture, it offers a stable table to work in and can then transform into a “Chaise Lounge” when you want to relax.
Sustainable furniture design studio Ori adds a WFH device called Cloud Bed to the transformative furniture mix, merging a desk and office setup with a cantilevered loft bed that descends to the floor to really refine the mutability of work. home. In its initial form, the Cloud Bed includes a desk and a table under a loft bed. Designed for hospitality interiors and personal spaces, this space-saving home work solution has been designed to cover a small footprint inside the home. UL certified to ensure the bed stays elevated and close to the ceiling during working hours, the desk folds into itself, merging with the floor as the bed descends from its elevated position.
Pupupula recently launched its Tree clothes rack series which over the years has transformed from a simple wooden clothes rack to wall or vertical coat racks. Although the construction process is quite complex, including many heavy machine operations and fine detail sanding, the assembly of the initial shape of the Tree Coat Rack is simplified as a result. Requiring little or no tools for assembly, the Tree coat rack series uses wooden dowels and matching holes to transform into different structures that adapt to the varying and evolving needs of the user. Once the preliminary Tree Clothes Rack product reaches the end of its life cycle, it can then be made into a coat rack pegged to a beam or a wall rack.
NG Architects has created Spring, a multifunctional table that converts into a chair with a backrest at the push of a button. The spring comprises a cylindrical shape which increases or decreases in height according to its desired function. At its lowest height of 500mm, Spring serves as a simple side table with a natural wood top. Then, with a simple push on the table, Spring’s integrated compression springs are activated and transform the side table into a chair with backrest. By following the same pushing tactic, the Spring chair can reach its maximum height of 900mm, transforming into a table that can serve as a centerpiece for a small studio space. While the main building material used to build Spring is oak wood, the compression springs in the furniture are made of aluminum, while natural and white paint colors cover the sides and top of Spring.
This coffee table doubles as a game console and is exactly what we need while staying at home in 2021. A tribute to lovers of retro gaming machines and furniture, this coffee table is one of a kind. . Swedish designer Love Hulten created a slim sliding console with 2-player arcade joysticks and push-button game controls. It is inspired by old-fashioned gaming arcades and includes the large buttons as well as a joystick that doubles as a button for the coffee table. The custom-designed table includes a wireless gaming system that connects to your smart TV for modern and classic home games. With a classic American walnut and brass aesthetic, the shape of the table will appeal to most and allow it to blend in with any interior style.
CoZee XL is four pieces of furniture in one, which grows alongside your little one and provides eternal comfort and familiarity for years to come. CoZee XL initially functions as the beloved bedside bed, allowing your baby to sleep in their own separate bed right next to you so you can develop that special physical bond from early childhood. The bedside bed can be used for two-person sleeping or as a stand-alone crib, thanks to a hinge mechanism that unlocks one side of your baby’s crib to position it next to yours for restful sleep and 24-hour monitoring on 24. Once your baby is over the size of their crib, CoZee transforms into a crib. The cot is specially designed for babies and toddlers from 6 months to two years old. Thanks to the hinged features of the bedside bed frame, the camp bed also allows easy access and reasonable supervision throughout the night.
The Hourglass Multifunctional Shelf is a worthy A ‘Design Award winner! The hourglass shelf is inspired by the passing of time and the functionality of the shelf changes throughout the day. Starting off as an early morning coat rack that holds your outerwear, the product’s primary functionality becomes that of a shelf – to keep your knick-knacks in place. Finally, when the sun goes down, the design functions as a detachable lamp, giving light and completing its cycle throughout the day. “The hourglass is the symbol of time, and the charm of time affects the ups and downs, the years change. The changing of different roles reminds people to follow the direction of time, perceive the years and reap exquisite life. The detachable element of the lamp brings me pure happiness! As someone surrounded by screens throughout the day, the shape and portability of the lamp makes it almost meditative, a chance to literally disconnect and take some time.
The newly crowned royalty in modular furniture has to be designer Chang Kuei Fang. The BACK TO BED sofa is multifunctional and modular enough to be a stylish lounge chair or a cozy bed for children. The combination is such that if you put together four of the armchairs on the sofa, you can make a warm bed out of it. And if you want, you can play with the armrests, dividers and backrests to create new combinations. As for the details, the sofa uses brass buttons on the underside and replaces the traditional metal connectors. A rubber or silicone band works with the buttons to give you the configurations you want. Change to a 3-seater sofa, an L-shaped sofa, a single bed or a double bed.
Davoodian’s MeshTure Furniture System uses steel pipes, quick release clamps and stretchy elastic textiles to create triangular steel pipe structures. The three sides of the triangular module can be resized and put together to produce different models of furniture such as coffee tables and light fixtures. A single triangular module consists of six steel pipes interconnected by telescopic tubes, which allows users to adjust the size of each module according to their needs. Wrapped around the surface of each module, an elastic textile adapts to the changing size of each module and provides warm, translucent lighting when fitted as a luminaire. Three quick release clamps secure modules to each other and provide reliable sturdiness when using MeshTure to configure furniture like tables or bedside tables.
“HUSH provides a quiet space in the middle of a bustling hotel, airport, office or library at a time of exponential population growth, where privacy and peaceful respite are a commodity. more and more valuable, ”explains Freyja Sewell, the designer.