The future is now, and the future doesn’t seem to have a lot of space, as condominiums, apartments, and smaller houses have become all the rage. In response to that trend, convertible types of furniture have become quite popular. They can be folded to either save space or turn into another kind of furniture. Imagine, a table turning into a bed, where you can place your bed mattress from the Philippines in – amazing, isn’t it?
Of course they are. But what is perhaps the most amazing part about them is that they can either save space or the need to buy two different kinds of furniture – or even both. So what are you waiting for? Get to know five of these awesome transforming furniture of the 21st century.
Maisonette 3-Piece Convertible Furniture Series
A table/serving tray, a caddy, a shelf – that is the Maisonette 3-Piece Convertible Furniture series for you. Invented by the ingenious Simone Simonelli, an Italian artist and multidisciplinary designer who dabbles with both design works and educational projects, the goal of the Maisonette, which means “little house” in French, is the creation of a furniture that answers the many needs of today’s micro living spaces.
And Simone’s work actually delivers. With the Maisonette, you can save a lot of room space, and even conveniently bring any of the pieces along with you, thanks to its compact size. In addition, it’s pretty cute too!
Goliath Console/Dining Table
If you’re forced to make a mutually exclusive choice between a console or a dining table in your small flat, then your answer should be the Goliath Console/Dining Table.
This foldable furniture can extend from a 17-inch console, which is sized just enough for work, to an 115-inch dining table – enough to comfortably fit ten people – because of its unique and highly specialized aluminum telescoping mechanism.
If you’re concerned about how the table will look, then fret not, because you have a wide plethora of finishes – fourteen, to be exact – in your selection. And if you want to see a glass finish, then there’s always the Goliath Glass. All of that should be more than enough for you to be able to have it match your living space’s aesthetics the same way it does with your preferred size.
Sofa Bunk Bed
Sofa beds have been around for a long time now. It may have been ingenious and ahead of its time when it was invented, but now it’s just an everyday piece of furniture. So, how about an upgrade: a sofa bunk bed?
Yes, one exists, and it’s called the DOC. In just two seconds, you can turn a couch into a single bed, and then finally into a bunk bed. It’s spacious, convenient, safe, and of course, elegant, perfect for people who share a studio-type apartment or condominium with someone else.
Sweet Talk and Dream
You may find it hard to believe, but this is not the title of a romantic comedy. To be fair, though, the Sweet Talk and Dream is as fluffy as one and a thousand times more convenient and space-saving.
The part “Sweet Talk” speaks of its first function: a table with built-in cushion seats. The “Dream” part, on the other hand, is because it can be extended into a mattress, and the table can be put on the side, turning it into a nightstand. Either way, whatever you choose to do with this multi-purpose furniture, the important thing is that its soft look and feel and bright colors are sure to make conversations, meal-times, and pillow-talks in this creative creation is fun, warm, lighthearted, and most importantly, comfortable.
If people see that you have a recliner on your living room, you better be ready for judgment, as they’re going to think you’re a lazy couch potato. So, how do you avert such a crisis? Simple: the Pinto.
With just a few flips, turn that comfortably upright sitting position of yours into a completely relaxing and carefree recline – it’s that easy of an easy chair! Read more about types of chairs too.
Times have changed, and so have furniture. So, if you want to keep up, then you better get one of these transformable articles in your home. After all, a little bit of adaptation goes a long, long way.
Author bio: Yyanna Reema Marquez is a student – writer based in Manila, Philippines. A student of Interior Design that focuses on converting old materials into unique DIY projects, she loves to eat ice cream and watch basketball games. Follow her on Twitter and add me on Facebook.