Modular furniture is the perfect approach to our constantly changing lifestyles. Whether you are still moving apartments regularly or looking for ways furniture can grow with the family, space-saving, multi-functional furniture is an absolute necessity. Why buy two pieces of furniture when you can get one that serves many times over?
Here’s a round up for gorgeous modular sofas and chairs that would make a lovely addition to our homes.
1. The Book of Urban Nomad
Inspired by Japanese tatami mats, The Urban Nomad sofa designed by Hannabi is a modular combination consisting of two seating mats and a pair of triangular supports that come in handy as backrests. Stacked as a single full-height sofa you have a fabulous couch, but it can also provide two separate seating units, or be opened up as single beds. Perfect for minimal furniture lovers, and those who have frequent guests, this low-height sofa is a great companion for homes with small spaces and comes with plenty of combinations when you can’t make up your mind.
If you’re into something a little more traditional, BOB might be a better fit. It’s a sofa system that comes in all your favorite colors, even in a classic brown leather. There are five different modules that let you extend your sofa to for squeezing in your guests, or create your own single armchair sofa for a quiet evening in. Ideal for those who love to have freedom in their space, it blends in effortlessly with modern interiors while you revamp your living space.
Moving away from soft and squishy modular couches, Movecho’s Tumble Cork Chair and Table is a refreshing piece. Innovative and flexible, the Tumble turns into a bench seat, a small sofa or even a chaise lounge with one simple flip. It brings a unique and modern air to your space both indoors and I suppose outdoors too. If you’re planning on setting up your own home theater to watch your favorite films, the Tumble might be the versatile solution to complete your movie marathon.
What happens when 3D printing meets our need for ever-changing furniture? You get a furniture system like GRO. Designed by Alex Haggar, GRO uses twelve unique parts made with birch plywood and 3D printed steel that you can configure into chairs, stools, and a table. It’s an all-in-one system that’s wonderful for the home office or for the perpetual renter. You don’t even need to use tools to reassemble the system.
The Ming Dynasty didn’t only inspire the creation of the wishbone chair, it also inspired JiaHao Liao to design 1 + 1 + 1. At first, 1 + 1 + 1 might look like an ordinary coffee table, but a little tinkering around lets you turn it into a chair or even add in some armrests. It’s a fantastic way to save space, and offer extra seating when you’re entertaining.
An ode to the pastels that characterize mid-century modern sofas, Rodolfo offers an upgrade by infusing flexibility in its personality. The powder coated steel rod frame comes in three colors and serves as the backbone for your customized sofa. You can choose to add a modular ottoman that doubles up as a backrest, and the seat opens up as a single bed. We love its playful aura.
Recently funded on platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, Spyntex brings out the child in every adult with its build-able design that you can assemble in an instant. With an option for adults and kids, it comes in nine different colors that makes us nostalgic for Lego playdates. It’s water resistant as well, which removes all our worries about placing it outdoors.
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