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Furniture. More Creative Furniture for Cramped Urban Living: 20 Pieces of Ingenious ‘Flat Pack’ Furniture. ByProducts Transforms Waste Wood Offcuts Into Flat Pack Furniture. Looking for a simple seating alternative that’s eco-friendly and won’t take up a lot of space? Then check out ByProducts’ eco-conscious, clever, and compact tables and stools, which are made from discarded wood cutoffs. Constructed from baltic birch, each chair and table capitalizes on the shapes of the offcuts that they were sourced from. The simplified process also removes the need for additional machining, and the joining system allows for each piece to be quickly assembled, disassembled and flat packed away. UK-based designers Eujin Pei and Yingying Seow aim to extend their range of ByProducts by working with other manufacturers who use different materials for their future pieces. + Eujin Pei. Portable Eco Friendly Cardboard Bed from It-Happens | IGreenSpot.

Are you tired already of transporting your transportable bed that is made of steel? Do it no more to day because a stackable bed made of cardboard is now available. Just conveniently unfold it if needed, and the spaces underneath can be a good space for storage. This bed is perfect for students who are in a dormitory that have very limited spaces.

In addition, families living in the city with homes of limited spaces can also use this foldable bed. Moreover, since made of cardboard, this bed can easily be transported from one place to another. From : it-happens Advertisement Posts related to above article: Space-Saving Magic: "Hide" Your Dining Table On The Wall! Before they bought their current home in Washington D.C.'s Mount Plesant neighborhood, Josh and Lauren lived for six years in a studio apartment. Determined to host dinner parties in their tiny space, the couple came up with an inspired idea that allowed them to have a instant dining room--but only when they needed one. They bought a dining table light enough and compact enough to be hung on the wall when not in use.

The Workscape Folding Table from Design Within Reach (on sale for $501.50 right now) was the table that fit the bill. The aluminum is relatively lightweight and it folds flat to 3" thick. Josh and Lauren liked the concept so much they carried it over to their new, much larger, home, which is photographed above and below. On the average day, the family eats at the kitchen counter or at the folding table, which is outside during the nicer months and inside when it's cold outside.

Fernanda Brunoro for Schuster. London-based Brazilian designer, Fernanda Brunoro presents her new furniture range for Schuster that launched last week in Brazil. Inspired by the designer’s archaeological research on various South American civilizations of the pre-Columbian period: Aztecs, Incas, Mayans and Moches. The designer explains, “The pre-Columbian culture is characterized by mystical elements, superstitious connections and pagan symbolism. The exoticism of clothing and accessories, the richness of body ornamentation, the sophisticated architecture, impressive mathematics’ field and astronomy were also used as a reference when developing the collection.”

Descriptions below are from the designer: Redonda armchair Elegant and charming the armchair has soft cushions, round wooden base and curved backrest which is made by fiberglass, creating a rather cozy and warm feeling. The shape is inspired by handmade objects from the pre-Columbian period. FF1. Two Belgian designers James Van Vossel and Tom De Vrieze, together Fox & Freeze, created this ultra light and rather gorgeous lounge chair.

The product, called FF1, is made from a single sheet of synthetic felt. There is no waste of material (except from the drilled holes), the structure of the piece is not supported by wood or metal. It all rests on the clever fold that makes FF1 durable as well as comfortable. “Starting from a square surface, the felt is twisted and twisted again, just like a scarf, ending in an symmetric but also assymetric object, this is literally form follows function,” – designers explain. The beauty of it for us, small space connoisseurs, is obvious – the chair is easy to put together, disassemble, move and store. FF1 comes in grey, white, grey with white back, and pink. There are even limited edition orange ones (god help me!).

Leather Origami. One cannot be truly design-oriented today without considering the ecological aspect of the object. This piece, for example, in addition to being a thing of visual delight, can make us feel good about the production methods. Made out of 100% recycled (and recyclable) leather, o-Re-gami lampshade, designed by Matali Crasset for Regenesi, made quite an appearance at the latest Maison & Objet in Paris. Here is how the designer conveys his vision: ‘In France, interest in post-consumer products is not new but it is difficult to find companies with a genuine will to act and find a new production logic. Regenesi represents this approach and my design revolves around playing with basic things; you start with a sheet and then proceed from two dimensions to three, generating origami shapes… Then, by slightly changing the fold, the shape can offer a different function.’ Bamboo(zle): Folding Dining Chairs + Room Divider Design.

There is something almost creepy about the stealth with which these folding chairs convert into a flat and inconspicuous three-panel bamboo screen; decorative shoji-style space divider one moment – tall-back dining-room-worthy set of chairs the next. A wooden frame serves as structural reinforcement for the lighter-weight panels, which in turn slide and slot between positions to make the transformation process smooth and simple. Designer Daniel Milchtein Peltsverger may yet have a few functionality issues to resolve but the idea seems sound (and the material is sustainable as well). Of course, this would not be too difficult to make for the DIY-inclined – which is fortunate since (for now) this screen-and-chair combination is only a concept design.

Still, given the appeal of home product that folds flat for storage in small apartments, it would make sense for these to start flying off the shelves should they ever be produced for sale. 12 Coolest Bedroom Designs | Box Of Tips (BOT) Computing community. 10 (More) Pieces of Clever Transforming Furniture: From Tetris Tables to Rooms in a Box. Room in a Box: 10 Pieces of Clever Transforming Furniture Article by Urbanist, filed under Furniture & Decor in the Design category.

(Check out our complete collection of Unusual, Creative and Transforming Furniture.) Why is transforming furniture so alluring? Does it appeal to our sense that innovation is progress, the fact that fewer materials for more uses is sustainable or simply a return to the childhood love of things that we can actively change and shape as we wish?

This comfy number is not one nor two but three pieces of furniture in one: a sofa, lounger and a chair. Normally we think of convertible furniture as transforming from one useful thing into something else with a practical function. Next time you go on a picnic with some friends you may want to grab a second basket, the so-called Mealbox by Igland Design. Compact, clever and portable, the Fence Chair by Alain Berteau is a simple blend of traditional picket fence vernacular and sustainable modularity. 10 Folding furniture designs for small urban spaces. Modern day apartments are quite small in size and we find it hard to accommodate even the most basic furniture pieces. However, that is when folding furniture can come to the rescue and help us in managing limited spaces.

Folding furniture pieces are practical solutions as they can be collapsed when not in use and can also be used while traveling. Their lightweight quality and two-fold functionality come very handy in small homes, besides, they are easy to transport when relocating and children can also open up the furniture pieces independently too. Here are ten amazing folding furniture designs that can solve your space woes. Spider stool Designed by Ionut Predescu from Romania, the Spider Stool is a folding stool that is comprised of a prism that binds the stool together as one. Loftbox 101 The Loftbox 101 is an ideal foldable furniture that aims at creating spaces inside small urban dwellings particularly in lofts and warehouses.

Compact cardboard furniture Chair Turns into Mona Lisa. A Folding Felt Chair, Inspired By Old Serbian Textiles. KAKO.KO, a design studio in Belgrade, has designed a lovely armchair that folds like a piece of origami into a working stool. Regular readers of Co.Design know that we go gaga for furniture that can morph, Transformer-style, into something else. It's great for small interiors, where, as a rule, the less stuff you've got, the better. And we've seen tons of examples in our day. But Chair D wins the award for sheer effortlessness. The chair was inspired by Serbian kilims, traditional, double-sided tapestry rugs woven by local craftworkers. But the chair is more than just an aesthetic homage. The studio can produce Chair D in a small series, so if you're interested in buying a copy, email office@kako-ko.com. Elegant Silk ‘Gail’ Lamps Cast an Atmospheric Glow at ICFF Silk Lamps 2 – Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World.

Grand Central: origami style folding table. Talking to my friends, it seems that one of the issues we all have to deal with is how to best utilize our living and office spaces. Or, to put it bluntly, we all seem to have more stuff than space to put it. As I am always on the lookout for sophisticated, space saving solutions , the “Grand Central” folding table straight away caught my eye. The “Grand Central” is an innovative folding table designed by the pair of Swedish designers Sigrid Strömgren and Sanna Lindström. The inspiration of how to fit something large into a compact smaller space came to the designers after looking at a pop-up map of New York. They devised a table-top made up of 18 pieces that you can unfold and fold over each other, much like origami flowers, and sits on movable legs.

Grand Central is made out of lacquered plywood and MDF and uses innovative construction to join all 22 pieces. This enables smooth and easy manipulation of the table. . * More info at ung By Orit Mazor | August 11th, 2011 more From the web...