New-look occasional furniture: Big design for small spaces
The need to fit a lot into a small amount of space is one of the architectural challenges of our times and calls for a whole new approach to using occasional and multifunctional furniture. This type of furniture has traditionally been treated as something of a poor relation by furniture designers. At long last, visitors to this year’s imm cologne were treated to an array of exciting and innovative small furniture designs. These stunning solo pieces included mini armchairs, occasional tables, filigree clothes storage solutions, shelving and consoles, all designed to maximize space and lend an individual flair to any compact living area. Functionality still remains a must in this product category, however: Many of the items of furniture offer additional storage space, are easily moved or extended to a larger size. Häfele furniture fittings offer all sorts of scope for multifunctional furniture. For your individual solution, get in touch with your Studio Partner.
Fig. 1: “Flint” is a delicate, compact rotatable easy chair which takes up a minimum of space, while offering plenty of legroom and outstanding seating comfort. Designer Jürgen Laub borrowed from methods used in sculpture to create the basic shape of a calyx as its petals unfold. © imm cologne/Cor
Fig. 2: “Töjbox” is simple, minimalistic clothes storage solution made completely in oak. It takes up a minimum of space and offers maximum scope for convenient storage – whether in a hallway, bedroom or walk-in wardrobe. It simply leans against the wall. © woud a/s
Fig. 3: The elements of the YU line can be used for completely individual shelving design to suit any room size. It can be added to at any time, for instance to create a bookshelf. The compartments can be slotted on in any direction, allowing the furniture to be used for every side. © imm cologne/slawinski