Demand more from your furniture

As consumers of modern furniture, it is time we stop thinking about what furniture is and start thinking about what it can do, complementing the direction many European designers and Italian factories have taken in the past decade.  Demanding more of your living space is the new standard within the modern furniture design, briskly substituting the yesteryears of uncomfortable, at times futile, yet stunning furniture that inadvertently earned the movement a bad reputation and a permanent stigma.

The second decade of the 21st century intensified the importance of a space that continually works for individual and ever-changing needs.  And now the fruits of this laborious paradigm shift are finally realized in exquisitely designed interiors around the globe.  Modern is no longer an attribute of a style but rather of the denotive function(s) it serves.  From the clean lines of wall units with sliding wall panels that alter a room, ingeniously created Italian extension tables, sofas that turns into queen size beds to  stylish chairs that unfold into comfortable chaises and bar stools that can double as dining chairs with one swift movement.  Design is no longer a singular attribute related to the appearance of a furniture piece, but rather to its performance and suitability within the context of everyday needs.

Livingston extension table by Tonelli offers a unique extension mechanism

Livingston extension table by Tonelli offers a unique extension mechanism

Capri sleeper sofa by Gamma turns into a queen size bed with a simple movement

Capri sleeper sofa by Gamma turns into a queen size bed with a simple movement

Dragonfly chaise lounge by Karim Rashid for Bonaldo turns from a swivel chair into a chaise

Dragonfly chaise lounge by Karim Rashid for Bonaldo turns from a swivel chair into a chaise

Toto bar stool by Cattelan Italia has hydraulic lifts that lower to it dining chair height

Toto bar stool by Cattelan Italia has hydraulic lifts that lower to it dining chair height

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