25 Expanding Designs That Are More Than Meets The Eye

By: Marissa Brassfield - Mar 6, 2009   Updated: Mar 30 2011
These expanding designs are more than meets the eye. Out of a humble shipping container unfolds a three-story nightclub; from a suitcase springs forth a sofa.

These small-space designs are ideal for when you suddenly have more guests, books, garbage, or employees than you prepared for. These expanding and extending designs remain out of the way until they're needed most.

Implications - Not only does today's consumer recognize the fact that things are not always what they seem, they expect things to be more than initially perceived. Thus, companies are called to create products that transform and deceive, instilling an element of surprise that today's restless consumer will surely appreciate.