17 Multi-Purpose Furniture That Changes Function In No Time

Regardless of the size of your home, it’s difficult to include in the decor every little object that you might or might not need at some point. It’s not practical either as it’s much simpler to just opt for fewer multipurpose pieces of furniture that will serve you just as well. This way you save space and money and you get to have everything you need right there in your small home.

Chairs, up and down and upside down.

Most people think that a chair is only what it appears to be, a place to sit on. But if you’re creative you can easily turn it into something else. For example, here we have four folding chairs that are mounted on the wall. When flat they just sit there. But when unfolded they become more than useful. The seat becomes a storage shelf and the base is great for hanging all sorts of things on.{found on yiconglu}.

Aleph multi-purpose furniture.

For those that either live alone or in a small space having too much furniture in the house is not exactly practical and it’s not necessary either. For such cases, the Aleph furniture is perfect. Designed by Gyuyub Jo, Aleph is a collection of pieces inspired by boxes. The collection consists of boxes, lids and wooden sticks that can be combined and reconfigured in many different ways, thus offering the maximum of efficiency and functionality while taking up minimum space.{found on mocoloco}.

Badac multi purpose furniture.

A similar collection is Badac. Created by Sang A Choi, the furniture was inspired by the Korean flat furniture called Pyung Sang. Badac is a collection of eight pieces that can be used to create all sorts of different configurations. The pieces include two backrests, a coffee table, a lamp ad a shelf. The three seats are reversible and all the pieces are very versatile.{found on mocoloco}.

Mirror and board.

Here’s another very interesting piece. This is “Madame est servie” and it’s a cheval mirror that can also become an ironing board. All you have to do is tilt it and lock it in place . It allows you to iron your clothes and then to admire them in the mirror. It’s a very interesting piece that combines two functions that are usually used consecutively.{found on site}.

Bike shelf.

A bike that is stored inside the house is not exactly a way of saving space. It’s true that if you mount it on a wall on a bike rack it might not get in the way but that’s still not enough. However, if the bike rack can also be used for something else, then it’s a whole different situation. This Bike Shelf serves both as a rack and a shelf. It can be custom made to any bike size and from any type of wood.{found on  Knife & Saw}.


This is Matroshka. It’s a collection of furniture pieces inspired by the Russian dolls that everyone knows about. The collection is composed of several versatile pieces that can be combined and configured in lots of different ways. But the best part is that the furniture pieces can be stored in one another. The most compact version takes up just 4 square meters. The pieces can be used to make a bed, a desk, a bookshelf, a coffee table, a dining table, a wardrobe, clothing drawers and seating for 12.

Sweet talk and dream for campeggi.

Created by French designer Matali Crasset, this piece is very simple but also very flexible. One moment it’s a cozy, soft and relaxing pad to sleep on and the next it’s a seating area. It’s perfect for relaxing, chatting, reading, writing and other similar activities. It has an integrated table can be removed if needed. The pad can be folded according to your needs and transformed into a seating unit.

 Flip coffeecup.

Here’s another collection that is not only functional and versatile but also fun to look at. This is the Flip furniture collection and it now also includes a chair shaped like a coffee cup. The idea behind this collection is that the pieces change function when flipped. The coffee cup can either be a low table or it can become an armchair or a chair with a low back.{found on mocoloco}.

 Land peel.

This is probably one of the most flexible and adaptable pieces you can ever find. It’s called “Land peel” and it was created by Japanese industrial design student Shin Yamashita. It’s basically just a flat mat. It’s made of three pieces and each panel can be lifted and it becomes either a table or a seat. It’s a perfect piece for activities such as lounging, studying, relaxing, reading or watching TV.

Fashion table.

How many of you wish they could have the space for a pool table in the house? Well, thanks to this piece, you will no longer have to worry about that. This is the “Fusion” table. It serves both as a dining table and as a pool table. It was created by Aramith and it’s a great multipurpose piece that allows you to have fun and to have a regular-looking dining area or living room by simply making a few changes.

Stonewall Kitchen’s Chair/Ladder.

Usually when we want to reach something that is stored all the way up in the top cabinet we take a chair. Even though it’s not exactly perfect and doesn’t give us a good view, it’s what we do because, let’s face it, who has a ladder in their home? Well, the reason why we don’t have ladders in our homes is because we have no place to store them. But this problem disappears when you get “The folding chair ladder”. As the name clearly suggests, this is a chair that, when unfolded, becomes a ladder.{found on treehugger}.

Side chair.

Another interesting example of a multifunctional piece of furniture would be the “Side chair”. Designed by Alexander Kneller, this is a modular piece of furniture that serves both as a chair and as a table. You can sit down and be comfortable and still have room near you for your laptop or for a glass, a plate, etc. There are two versions for each piece and one of them comes with an open lower area for storage.

Reading corner.

Lots of people like to read while relaxing on the sofa. It’s also common to have a small and cozy sofa in the reading corner. But what if you could somehow combine this piece with another that is just as important: a bookcase? This is the Ransa sofa and it has a base that serves as book storage space. The sofa seems to be floating above the books and this is another nice feature that makes it stand out.

Modular furniture.

In its most compact form, Multiplo resembles a brightly-colored cube that could be a table or an island. But that cube can be reconfigured in many different ways and it can become a bed, a sitting area or it can be taken apart into pieces and turned into a chair, table, nightstand or even a sofa. With Multiplo you don’t need anything else. Moreover, because of its design, colors and forms, it’s a perfect choice for the children’s playroom.


It’s hard to imagine how a small piece shaped like a pyramid can become so many things. But “Cleo” shows us that surprises never end when you’re creative. Cleo is a modular sofa made of polyurethane foam. It was designed by Barbara Pece and it’s made of nice pieces. These pieces can be reorganized and used to create all sorts of shapes and pieces. You can create a table, a desk, a sofa, a chair or even a lounge chair.


And here’s a piece of furniture that was designed for children. This is the “Fundy Play Table and it’s a small table that comes with a drawing surface that can be either a chalkboard or a dry erase board. It lets your child have fun and express his creativity without having you worried about the furniture.Available for 399$.

KEWB multi-functional furniture.

This is another great example of a piece that is perfect for small spaces. It can be converted into a table, a bed, a chair or a shelf unit. It’s made of lacquered hardwood and it’s a very flexible and versatile piece of furniture that can be useful in so many different ways. Use it as an everyday table or chair and, when a guest stays overnight, convert it into a bed.{found on popgadget}.

Published by in Furniture, on February 7th, 2013


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