Oturakast by Rianne Koens Converts from Storage to Seating

 - Dec 30, 2011
References: riannekoens & contemporist
Oturakast by Rianne Koens is a piece of hybrid furniture that can be used individually as stools or together as a stacked cabinet. Unlike other hybrid furniture pieces, however, this cabinet doesn't look like it has such a practical purpose. It combines form and function for something that is as easy on the eyes as it is on the space it occupies.

Inspired by the hospitality of the designer's Turkish in-laws, Oturakast by Rianne Koens is made up of separate drawers, each of which boasts foldable legs. These foldable legs come in handy when hosting a party as it converts the drawers into easy and convenient seating for guests. The designer notes that it "is an elegant replacement for the stackable stools in western households." Oturakast also has a lot of character in its details.