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Wednesday
Oct132010

The folding game

Folding furniture has been around for ages, but with new technology and very innovative designers those institutional-looking chairs and tables we once knew are a thing of the past – thank God. The modern take are sculptural objects of outstanding aesthetic value, whether folded or open. And if you live in a tight space these could be a very practical solution, as some fold so flat they can be stored under a bed or in a closet. Besides saving some valuable floor space, folding furniture is also easily portable. The One Shot stool opens up with a simple twist, and the help of gravity, to become a very sturdy seat. Inspired by a folding basket found in a Bulgarian market, The Clip (below) is a stunning and very comfortable lounge chair designed by Blasius Osko and Oliver Deichmann for Moooi, my ultimate favorite!

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Tuesday
Sep282010

Tight space: big solutions

Living in snug quarters has its challenges, I can speak to that with authority – I reside in a 500 square-feet apartment. But to do it comfortably there are certain things we can't do without. The trick is to organize, organize and organize. There must be a place to conceal everything and you must own pieces of furniture and accessories that have dual functionality. For those compact dwellers my advice to you is to edit down your belongings and keep only what's most essential. But I know the hardest test of all is trying to fit all that you need (and want) without compromising style or comfort. These outstanding finds will help you conquer this battle. BTW, remember to use furniture proportional to your space, don't cram it in just because.

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