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Everyone loves the idea of curling up with a book – but how about within a bookcase ? The Cave is a combination bookcase and lounge chair design that provides a comfortable, cozy and visually secluded place to wrap yourself in your favorite volume and read for a while with a soft overhead light. For children, the bookcase chair provides a nifty crawl space and it can even be a pet retreat. Placed against the wall it becomes a cozy nook and put in the center of a room it becomes a spatial divider with accessibility through its center.
Stryker, June 23, 2010 In this roundup you will find some stunning, creative and unique furniture design ideas. Some of them really look awesome. So, re-think before you scrap anything because it could be a good material for making an exclusive furniture. 100 Creative Furniture: Reloaded We have already presented to your attention a collection of 100 Creative Furniture.
There is more than one way for furniture to double its functionality – convertible sofa beds are a good start, but more experiments with storage might be a less-glamorous pursuit with even more possibilities.
Move over hide-a-bed, pull-out couch-beds: get stuffed. The Doc is a simply named convertible sofa that expands into not one but two beds in one: a pair of bunk beds as simple and elegant as the name would suggest. With a variety of color styles and textures this makes a great couch even without the added bonus of being a brilliant piece of transforming furniture .
Forget fabric stores – some antiques are just too boring to bother re-covering with traditional patterns. These hodgepodge pieces use patchwork scraps to create fresh new themes within stodgy old frameworks. (Re)fabric(ation) can be fun. Design by Leftovers takes old and often overly-ornate furnishings that would hardly fit in a modern home, and remakes them to look creative, contemporary and strangely more timeless. If you are at a loss for how to reupholster some household items, look no further for inspiration.
Lighters, keys, coins … cushioned chairs and couches are notorious for nomming all kinds of things that slip out of our pockets or otherwise get left behind and slide into the cracks. This design simply celebrates that existing phenomena, like a giant-sized pin cushion. It may come as no surprised that this clever-but-boxy furniture piece was developed by architectural designers (of Daisuke Motogi Architecture ), who have a knack for exposing and expanding uses for classic furnishing types.
Rocks, stones and pebbles have been used as decorative objects since... well... the stone age actually. But, rocks are usually a bit hard to be around. They often look cool, but you wouldn't exactly hug one - until now! Stephanie Marin is the creator of these amazing looking stones, which is actually very soft and comfortable cushions. Made of 100% virgin wool no less - although I have absolutely no idea what makes wool "virgin"... was it never used before?
I'm obsessed with making-over old, worn out furniture. It's amazing how almost any old piece can be totally transformed with new paint, hardware and a little imagination! Here are three examples from Ladies Home Journal...click here to read the entire article.