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This Extra Mattress Rolls Up Into A Chair During The Day

Transforming a convertible sofa into a bed can sometimes seem more complex than Optimus Prime changing into a truck. For a more compact emergency bed that’s easier to move wherever you need it, check out Campeggi’s Girella chair, which is as simple to transform as unrolling a sleeping bag.


This Crazy Chair Builds Itself

Building flat-pack furniture is a major pain in the arse, so much so that a MIT team has spent years and millions of dollars solving the problem. Actually, that’s not quite true: the problem they’re trying to solve is actually a far more exciting one, even if it won’t benefit IKEA quite yet.


This Australian-Designed Optical Illusion Bar Stool Is Actually Safe For Sitting

From the right angle, Josh Carmody’s Legless Bar Stool looks like it’s one leg shy of safely resisting the pull of gravity. But it’s just an optical illusion made possible by some clever woodworking, and in reality it has all the legs necessary to remain upright.


Inside IKEA's Globe-Spanning Project To Make Solid Wood Furniture

IKEA is one of the largest furniture companies on Earth. It’s one of the largest companies on Earth. When a company this big decides to make even a slight change to how it makes or sources its products, it’s a massive undertaking. That’s exactly what IKEA is doing right now — and I got an inside look at the process.


Giant Meccano Home Pieces Let You Build Whatever Furniture You Need

Most of us are accustomed to, and very comfortable with, building furniture using an instruction manual. But what about when that safety net is gone and you’re forced to construct tables, chairs and shelves using just your imagination? That’s what Meccano Home proposes, super-sizing the metallic construction toy so it can be used to build actual human-sized furniture.


A Coffee Table Book That Turns Into A Coffee Table Isn't The Worst Idea

We all laughed at Kramer’s transforming coffee table coffee table book on Seinfeld (or maybe it was just the laugh track), but it turns out it’s not actually a terrible idea. Or at least the version created by Mike Mak isn’t. Using a combination of traditional book-binding techniques and a paper honeycomb structure, the Bookniture can actually support up to 170kg so it can be used as a portable stool.


A Game Where You Build IKEA Furniture Without Instructions Is Madness

Even with an instruction manual, assembling Ikea furniture can challenge the most amateur of do-it-yourselfers. But in this simple Mac and PC game called Höme Improvisåtion, players are challenged to assemble a box of parts into lamps, desks and other furniture without any manuals, guidance or idea of what the final product should look like. It sounds like the most entertaining way to spend a frustrated afternoon.


Watch This Tiny Side Table Transform Into A Full-On Rowing Machine

It’s hard enough to find the motivation to work out when you’ve got access to a gym, but it’s even harder when you have to drag out your exercise gear in a cramped apartment because space is limited. So the creator of the Ram & Row engineered their rowing machine to transform into a stylish piece of living room furniture, allowing you to store it in plain sight when not in use.


This Chair Is Inspired By The Way Architects Draw Floor Plans

If you’ve ever spent any time staring at building floor plans, this chair may look familiar. That’s because it’s inspired by the way architects draw chairs in their plan-view drawings.


This Is The Most Fun I've Ever Had Sitting In A Chair

The future is vibrant. The future is kinetic. The future is a chair that spins around when you sit on it. The future is incredible.


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