Want to utilize every inch of a very limited living or work space? Introducing Bookniture, a portable and lightweight book that transforms into a piece of furniture. You can use it as a stool, a foot rest, a nightstand, or a standing work desk. Even better, you can easily fold it back into a book and stash it on a bookshelf when not in use.
The folks that thought up the Transform Dynamic and Adaptive Desk needs to start a Kickstarter campaign and make this shape-changing desk a reality. Because much as we try to keep our workspace nice and tidy, we fall victim to office clutter. We need this…bad!
For those who don’t exactly live in a turn-of-the-century home where a grand fireplace and mantel defines the living room, there is another option. Bühler Furniture of Canada combines furniture and fireplace for a line of innovative and stylish furnishings with a modern flair.
As part of his Animal Chair Collection, artist Maximo Riera created the Hippopotamus Chair. The size of an actual hippopotamus, the chair measures 4.5 feet tall and nearly 10 feet wide. The artist even creased the leather so that it resembles real animal skin. One of only 20 edition pieces, the collection is “an homage to these animals and the whole animal kingdom which inhabits our planet,” said Riera.
Conan may be too young to know this, but he’s one lucky kid to own such piece of furniture. Thanks to his very creative mom and dad, they’ve turned a simple dresser into this cool astromech droid. I guess all your really need are some paint and imagination, and you can easily give any beat up furniture a cool Star Wars makeover.
In case you have a cool $4k laying around, this Stereo Console from Symbol has got to be one of the coolest audio console we’ve seen around. Built to integrate all your media, it features a built-in 2.1 stereo system, two 4″ full range speakers, an 8″ subwoofer, and amplifier, volume and woofer level controls and two RCA audio inputs.
Remember when we featured the wood shelves inlaid with glowing resin by Mat Brown back in September? Well Mike Warren recently ran with the same concept and created a stunning, glow-in-the-dark piece that’s sure to wow your guests. He even filmed the whole process and provided a step-by-step instruction on Instructables in case you want to make one for yourself.
New Zealanders Fraser Callaway, Oliver Ward and Matt Innes designed a “flexible, foldable, affordable and 100% recycled” standing desk for the modern worker. With a campaign on Kickstater, this design team is ready to leave their mark on a healthier, mobile worker.
Sometimes being square is very, very cool as these seats and stools prove. Decube is two in one furniture, the ingenious design the brainchild of Luca Binaglia. Providing a place to rest your butt and feet all at once, the pouf slots into the seat when you’re done, offering a space-saving alternative sitting arrangement too.
Couples no longer need compromise on one of life’s greatest cohabiting issues. The Fusion Table not only offers a sumptuous pool playing surface, but also a super stylish dining table with a lacquered finish fit to grace the most regal of dinner parties.