As part of the Reconfigurable Furniture trend from our Future of Home Living report, which looks at how a new range of DIY kits and technologies are making the process of envisioning and producing custom products and designs accessible to anyone, regardless of space or skills, PSFK Labs has identified the following example.
The 1,6 S.M. of Life is a convertible desk-bed that houses an area for rest and restoration underneath its work surface. Created by Greek designer Athanasia Leivaditou of Studio NL, the convertible desk-bed looks similar to a typical long rectangular work table – only that the desktop slides out and the side panel opens to reveal a bed underneath. The inspiration for the piece came from the creator observing her classmates placing chairs together to rest during all-nighters, but takes the idea a step further with its convertible space- saving design.
Space-saving furniture such as the 1,6 S.M. of Life bed fall under a larger theme we’re calling Adaptive, which examines how customizable solutions for the home are being designed to accommodate a wider range of needs throughout the day and week, bringing greater functionality and flexibility to urban lifestyles.
PSFK has announced the latest in a series of trend reports. Following studies into retail, social media, gaming, work and mobile, the PSFK Labs consulting team have generated the Future of Home Living report. That report manifests as a free summary presentation, an in-depth downloadable PDF and an exhibition in New York City that runs to August 16.
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