Folding furniture is becoming increasingly popular as our living spaces become ever smaller. More people living in the cities now means we have to live in smaller spaces to fit everyone in. This month our theme is ‘Scalability and Modular Thinking’. When we scale our apartments, we need to find solutions for our furniture to fit. One way to do this is to design stuff that you can fold and put away or hang on the wall. In this article, we take a closer look at some Danish designs that do exactly that.
MORPH: Design by Dane
“Morph is a wall decoration, a piece of furniture for additional seating, a side table and a permanent part of life – a well-executed, Nordic addition to a small-living universe”, this is how Design By Dane describes this classically designed furniture.
Morph can be used as a chair or a table and can be folded to become flat, so that it can be stored away or even hung on the wall as a piece of decoration. It is therefore not only flexible and functional but also carefully designed to stand out, even when it’s folded away.
U1 STOOL: Andersen Furniture, a design by Christian Juhl
The Andersen U1 stool has a fun and light appeal. Inspired by bottles and jars around the world, the legs have patented locking brackets so that they can be locked, removed and folded.
The designer Christian Juhl chose to use ash for the construction of the stool as a contrast to the brackets.
Sitpack is a seat for every occasion that you can carry around as a 50 Cl beverage can. Sitpack was designed to be used at festivals or when you go sightseeing and for those times when you’re in need of a seat.
The Sitpack team sees it as: “A device that can be pulled out and used as a seat to provide anyone with the rest they need as well as a tool for helping people who have chronic ligament problems or who have suffered sports injuries that make standing seriously uncomfortable.”
Cubed Wood 02: Innovation Living
The Cubed Wood 02 is a foldable sofa bed from the Danish furniture manufacturer Innovation Living that combines functionality with elegant design.
As they say, it is an “ultra-compact yet comfortable sofa bed with pocket springs and an updated system that folds the legs out automatically. Excellent for expanding your everyday living space.”
Xtra: BoConcept, a design by Anders Nørgaard
This piece of furniture transforms from an almost unnoticeable pouffe into a guest bed in seconds. Designed by the renowned Danish designer Anders Nørgaard, Xtra is the perfect example of how you can get the ultimate result out of the space you have at your disposal.
It is a perfect fit for small homes, where you might also want to have room for sleepovers.