LATEST TRENDS – MULTI-FUNCTIONAL FURNITURE

Best friends forever: Multi-functional furniture for the modern nomad

Anyone who moves house a lot or lives in a small apartment needs versatile furniture that readily adapts to new domestic situations. That’s why multi-functional furniture designed for today’s mobile, nomadic lifestyles is on trend right now.

Foldaway beds are one example of an ingenious, space-saving solution. Thanks to innovative hardware such as Häfele’s Tavoletto and Teleletto 2 fittings, a sofa or a desk converts into a comfortable double bed in a few easy steps.

Modular furniture is also in demand. A clip-together bookcase can be customized to fit the available space. Another value-added design highlight on show at this year’s imm cologne furniture show was “Workshift”, a decorative lightbox that transforms in seconds into a standing desk, using a scissor mechanism to elevate the lampshade.

 

Photo: State-of-the-art hardware from Häfele allows furniture to serve multiple purposes. Foldaway beds are one such application, as seen here in the Hotel Ibis Styles in Trier (left) and the Hotel Ibis Styles in Nagold (right). © Häfele

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