July 19, 2011
We all want more space these days, don’t we? And consequently, homes are becoming more open plan and furniture increasingly more minimalist.
Taking the concept of discreet furniture to new extremes is the steady influx of ‘disappearing’ home designs appearing on the market.
Here’s a few of the best…
How can a kitchen ‘melt’ into an existing living space? Well that’s what the latest automated kitchen, known as the PETRA can do, as with the use of a remote control, the kitchen’s worktops literally unfold to expose a kitchen. When you’ve finished with your kitchen you can then push the remote control and make it disappear again, creating greater living space.
Need an extra bed in your flat for when family and friends come to visit? Simply flick a switch on the wall and the Liftbed descends into the living room, providing an instant extra bed. When your guests have departed, simply flick the switch once more and the Liftbed disappears back into the ceiling, leaving no trace that it was ever there. Designed by Technology Products Concepts Ltd, the LiftBed enables you to transform a living room into a bedroom or vice-versa in just a few seconds, creating extra space without having to move house.
The Folding Chair Collection from Calligaris
Chairs can be big and bulky items that clutter up a home, but are a necessity, especially if you regularly have dinner parties and guests to entertain. Calligaris has come up with answer to space-zapping chairs, with its collection of folding chairs. These stylish chairs possess a simple yet sleek design which will blend well with practically any décor, and by neatly folding away, create maximum space.
The Wall Desk
Desks can be another bulky and unwieldy object that unfortunately is unavoidable in the modern home. Solve the problem of your computer desk taking up valuable space in a room with the Wall Desk. This innovative piece of furniture is made out of a single sheet of plywood, which hangs on the wall and can be unfolded whenever the use of a desk is required – Perfect for modern-day technology such as laptops and notebooks.