Modular furniture is immensely popular today and is being utilized in many homes and organizations extensively. Especially for the restless folks who generally go through constant lifestyle changes, it is such furniture style, which is truly helpful as these can be adapted from one particular location to another with ease. Owing to its manifold noteworthy benefits, the modular furniture has an edge over its more traditional counterparts. Modular furniture is space giving, offer provision for growth, easy for both assembling and transporting and is truly productive.
Modular furniture has always been popular among users, for it not only allows users to arrange their furniture according to their needs and liking but also let them play with their ideas or creativity. Developed in 1960 by Don Shoemaker, Mexican furniture designer of the 20th century, the “Modular Cubes Table” is a creative cluster of four individual rolling cube tables, which users can arrange to meet their personal requirements.
At the MOST exhibition during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan (April 9-14), Polish designer Oskar Zieta will be presenting a new collection of modular furniture titled “3+” that has been made from perforated steel plates. The 3+ collection is made using from hollow plates of white, black or grey powder-coated steel or raw galvanized steel, which makes the pieces in the collection fit for outdoor use. Featuring an ultra-light construction, the collection includes chairs, tables and shelving units.
With city apartments cramping for space due to ever increasing population, people are looking for modular or multifunctional objects to make the most out of the limited space. Drawing inspiration from the traditional modular trays, young Korean designer Choi Sang A has come up with a utility furniture hailed as the “BADAC the shelf life” that includes a lamp, coffee table, shelves and chairs to utilize the space in small urban homes.
Featuring ten components, including eight legs, one axis and one tabletop, the modular Couchtisch X by Ying Wang from Germany can be used in a number of ways. Its assembling structure has been done in a way, so that the users can install it without screws or other tools. The “X” comes with two kinds of legs – supporting legs for the tabletop and the standing legs that make it stand on the floor. The central axis features four hollow cubes, with each featuring a big and a small socket, where you can insert the legs separately. The same technique can be used to a range of furniture units.
People keep changing their home interior and move furniture from one room to the other very frequently, but shifting bulky furniture on your own even within the home is a tiresome task and requires a lot of physically strength. Addressing the issue, Malaysian designer Ryan Cheah has come up with a multifunctional furniture unit dubbed the “Frame” that integrates a wheelbarrow, so you could move it from one place to another with ease.
Born and raised in Ohio, Dave Yale has a passion for mid-century design, which is clearly visible in his creations. The latest from the house of Dave Yale Design is the Arc Tables, a modular table system that shows the designer’s mid-century love affair with a modern twist. The low, open coffee table is the signature piece in the collection that has been designed to be simple and functional. The Arc Tables also come with drawers and wire shelves in order to enhance their functionality. The use of same legs helps cut down on the costs and the same goes for the symmetrical connectors and common hardware. The thoughtful tapers and chamfers add to the overall appearance of the Arc Tables. The Console table in the line features rich wood grain that contrasts beautifully with the milky white.
Since the living space has always been a premium in the compact urban apartments, homeowners need to make sure they go for the right furniture pieces that take up less space while serving some good purpose. Multifunctional furniture units are a great option for small spaces, as they can be used in one way or the other and do not consume too much of your precious space. Owing to the ever-increasing space problems, transforming furniture is becoming quite popular with the urban dwellers. Here are some of the most clever transforming furniture units targeted straight at the urban apartments.
Plywood, since its origin in Egypt over 5,000 years back, has been an integral part of home furniture, for it’s not only lightweight and durable, but also helps in sustaining the environment. Inspired by the flexible use of plywood, Chilean designer Wenchuman has come up with a building system named the “Contra” that presents a unique and creative design for trendy spaces.
Since the living space has always been a premium in the urban apartment setting, it’s very necessary for the urban dwellers to opt for the just right furniture units that could serve some good purpose without taking up too much of your space. Designed by Simone Simonelli, the Maisonette, which means small house in French, is an ingenious collection of mobile furniture pieces that are made to suit the spaces where space is an issue. The collection includes three functional furniture units that will suit any modern interior design.