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42 Multifunctional Furniture Sets

Proving the Secret to the Universe is Multipurpose Pieces

— September 12, 2009 — Art & Design
Smaller budgets and smaller living spaces mean multipurpose furniture is the wave of the future. These 42 creations and innovations show that one piece can perform the functions of two, three, four, or even five traditional furnishings.

The idea is great for space. You don’t have to clutter your home with extra items, making for sleek and relaxing living. The idea is great for budgets. Individuals can spend more on one item, knowing they’re spending way less than if they’d bought three things to do the same thing. And the idea is a challenge to designers. What will be the next winning combination?
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Stacked Furniture as Art
Stacked Furniture as Art
The Possible Plateform Table
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2 in 1 Furniture
2 in 1 Furniture
Chair With Built-in Hanger
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2 in 1 Furniture
2 in 1 Furniture
Time Table
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39
Transformative Tube Furniture
Transformative Tube Furniture
The Phase Griffin is a 4-in-1 Planter, Bench, Stool and Table
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38
Furniture That Blooms
Furniture That Blooms
The Destalt Umbrella Table
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37
Growing Furniture
Growing Furniture
Adjustable Tripp Trapp High Chair Can Last a Lifetime
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36
Multifunctional Minimalist Furniture
Multifunctional Minimalist Furniture
The Tao Lounger by Colico Design
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35
Furniture with Transforming Fabric
Furniture with Transforming Fabric
Scroll Table Eliminates Tablecloths and Stains
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34
Adaptable Furniture
Adaptable Furniture
Mass Tables by John Truex
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33
Stow-Away Art Furniture
Stow-Away Art Furniture
Fold-Up Chair Disguised As a Painting of the Mona Lisa
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32
Tetris Furniture
Tetris Furniture
Diego Silverio's Decor Enables Classic Gamer Living
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Transforming Furniture
Transforming Furniture
Stove Doubles As a Chair
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30
Foldable Furniture
Foldable Furniture
Adam Goodrum Stitch Chairs
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29
Shape-Shifting Shelves
Shape-Shifting Shelves
Get More Out Items Out of Less With Ratchet Furniture
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28
Skewered 2-in-1 Furniture
Skewered 2-in-1 Furniture
Skloib TV Drehturm Doubles As a Fireplace (On a Stick)
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Stacking Furniture To Save Space
Stacking Furniture To Save Space
The Tiefschlaf Bed
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26
Flip-Over Furniture
Flip-Over Furniture
You'll Flip for Joven De La Vega's 2-in-1 Chair Desk
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Origami-Inspired Furniture
Origami-Inspired Furniture
The Folder Chair
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24
Convertible Furniture
Convertible Furniture
The Tona Chair / Low Table / High Table
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23
Furniture For Single Men
Furniture For Single Men
Ironing-Table
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22
Expansive Modular Furniture
Expansive Modular Furniture
Don't Call This 'Little City of Seating' a Mere Sofa
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21
3-in-1 Furniture in a Box
3-in-1 Furniture in a Box
One To Three For Five (Seconds)
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Interchangeable Furniture -INNO's Bondo Sofa by Harri Korhonen
Interchangeable Furniture -INNO's Bondo Sofa by Harri Korhonen
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Lifestage Evolving Furniture
Lifestage Evolving Furniture
YiAhn's Convertible Crib Tranforms Into Other Furniture
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Multiple Personality Furniture
Multiple Personality Furniture
The Chair Stripe by Jan Schreiner Doubles as a Coffee Table
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Low-Tech Convertible Furniture
Low-Tech Convertible Furniture
Shiina Kaori's Simple Chair Becomes Comfy Cushion
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Multi-Functional Treehouses
Multi-Functional Treehouses
Wooden Structure Dances Between Furniture and Architecture
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15
Ingenious Flat Pack Furniture
Ingenious Flat Pack Furniture
Small Space Living Made Eco-Easy
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14
All in One Furniture
All in One Furniture
The Unit Has A Kitchen, Table, Fridge & Bathtub
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Space Saving Furniture
Space Saving Furniture
Rotating Book Shelf
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12
Ottoman Workout Benches
Ottoman Workout Benches
Hybrid Furniture Designed for City Dwellers
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11
Foldable Home Interiors
Foldable Home Interiors
Small Living Spaces Call for Foldable Furniture
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10
Secret Identity Furniture
Secret Identity Furniture
It's a Chair! It's a Desk! It's a Podium! It's Marius Goetze's Ecobank!
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9
Camouflaged Folding Chairs
Camouflaged Folding Chairs
Biombo Combination Furniture
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8
Furniture For Small Space Living
Furniture For Small Space Living
The Pivot Table
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7
Transformer Furniture
Transformer Furniture
Chair to Sofa
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6
Convertible Furniture
Convertible Furniture
The 'SwiTCH Table & Chair'
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5
Origami Furniture
Origami Furniture
F1 Folding Chairs and F2 Table by Nils Frederking
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4
Collapsible Multi-Purpose Furniture
Collapsible Multi-Purpose Furniture
The Pick Chair
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3
Adjustable Furniture
Adjustable Furniture
Clamped Table by Ryan Sorrell
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2
Multipurpose Furniture
Multipurpose Furniture
Bed + Couch + Sofa
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1
Puzzling Transformer Furniture
Puzzling Transformer Furniture
Michael Alvisse's Giant Foam Building Blocks Based on a Toy
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