Functional and iconic folding aluminum furniture design for everyday purposes.


Functional and iconic folding furniture design for everyday purposes. My proposed object is based on modular aluminium transforming surfaces. Its application shifts between table and stool, and more! Often in Japanese home (and not only there), the coffee and tea table is replaced by volumetric stool. It is used for both seating or serving hot drinks, depending on the situation. Placed in front of the couch it could also be used for resting one's legs, making that table/stool a multifunctional object. Its wide versatility inspires me to design that kind of furniture. For comfort during sitting, the top plane is covered with soft material. It can be placed directly on the floor without supporting legs, and the rest of the modular design still used as a table with additional flat top panel.

What makes your product bold and innovative?

Real folding of furniture into origami style is unconventional, fun and useful! In a moment you are carrying an aluminum flat surface in hand, the next moment it is already fixed into compact and futuristic table/stool. The purpose of folding is to rely on the furniture when you need it and store it easy and convenient when not. The backward process is as simple as the forward, making the furniture really useful in all situations, especially in confined space.

Which target group is this product aimed at?

For everyone.

Why is secondary aluminum the perfect material for your idea?

Secondary aluminum is strong, durable, readily available and made into furniture, it is not hazardous to people’s health.

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Everything in this idea is 100% author’s work.