Functionality and practicality are perhaps the two most important requirements of modern furniture because we live in the world of tight spaces and because no one wants to overpay for two or more pieces of furniture when you can have them all in one. Today I want to share some of the coolest designs you can buy right now and use them in a variety of ways.
This daybed is Pulse from Norwegian design studio Noidoi. The solid oak day bed is upholstered with a Norwegian wool mattress, part of which can be folded back. Below is an oak hatch covering a magazine rack below. When the hatch is removed it can be used as a serving tray. Norwegian wool was used for the mattress and the magazine holder is laminated with the same type of wool.
Koichi Suzuno and Alicja Strzyzynska of Torafu Architects designed a child seat that splits in half to reveal a doll’s house. The dollhouse chair has a storage compartment hidden in its seat, which can serve as a miniature toy house. The chair, divided in the middle, shows the shape of a house with a red gabled roof. Children can play with their toys and store them with other small items by closing the chair when playtime is up.
Designer Elena Sidorova’s Flop chair looks comfortable and roomy and can easily be converted into a functional mezzanine bed. As a bonus, all guest bed essentials (pillows, duvets and sheets) can be stored right here on the chair.
The Maisonette series is practical, quirky and just plain fun. The collection of mobile storage items was created by the Italian designer Simone Simonelli to meet the need for multi-purpose furniture with a modern look. Crafted from lacquered solid alder wood and iron rods, each stylish piece is perfect for small apartments.
The Cristallo table is a transforming coffee table with a metal frame that expands to perform a range of functions. This space-saving piece can be adjusted to different heights – from a coffee table to a dining table – and has two self-supporting leaves. Available in glass, wood and new slate and reclaimed pine finishes.
Ukrainian designer Julia Kononenko has designed a multifunctional living room sofa that easily converts into a small dining table with six stools. From an ergonomic point of view, it offers the user maximum comfort and convenience, since the seat transforms into six padded stools and the backrest into a worktop.
The Woodieful chair was designed with purpose and mission in mind. Furniture today needs to be multifunctional and the Woodieful stool is so much more than just another seating product. Designed for use in multiple scenarios and spaces, it can be adapted to any environment. Originally conceived as a simple stool, it quickly became apparent that it could be converted into a table, bedside table, shelf or seating product for which it was originally designed.
The OpenBook is a comfortable reading nook for those who want a quieter moment, while also being a display case for books and magazines of all sizes and shapes. It is a comfortable reading area for those who want a quieter moment, while at the same time the chair should be open to expose the user to other people in the room allowing for casual interaction.
Sweet Seat is designed for those moving to new homes or other cities where a versatile piece of furniture is required. Designed by Dear Human, the multifunctional seat can be easily converted into a bed when you have house guests. In the meantime, you’ll have a comfortable place to sit that won’t break the bank.
Herb is a multifunctional sofa and living area in one cozy and practical package. The sofa is between a shelf and a side table with a plant. The shelf is powered so you can charge your devices while sitting in the lounge and surfing the web. The shelf even has a light hanging over the sofa.