More Than Just A Simple Sofa – Multifunctional Designs

Some pieces of furniture are not what they appear to be. Some hide secrets and hidden functions which turn out to be amazing and very useful. Dual-purpose sofas perfectly fit in this category. We’re talking about sofas that are more than simple and comfy seats, sofas that hide things like tables, ottomans and storage spaces inside their clever design or sofas that can be transformed into a while different object.

Storage and stairs.

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It’s always great to get some extra storage so why not include it in the design of your sofa? This piece features storage cubbies on either side. You can store small objects, books, your laptop, etc. in addition they also serve as end tables.{found on site}.

Slot sofa.

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SLOT is designed by Matthew Pauk and it’s a combination of a coffee and a hidden coffee table set. This space-saving combo appears to be a simple sofa but it cleverly hides a coffee table and two ottomans which can easily slide in and out whenever needed. The two lower cushions can also serve as footrests.

Herb sofa.

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Herb is a modular pieces composed of a comfortable sofa, storage, adjustable lighting and planters. All you have to do is sit down and you’ll never want to leave this sofa. You have everything you need within arm’s reach. This piece was designed by Milan-based Burak Kocak.

Tri folds sofa.

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Created by London-based Camille Paillard, this leather sofa combined simplicity, style and functionality. Its folded armrests provide storage for magazines, books and small objects such as the remote control. The folds are aesthetically pleasing as well as very practical.

Zip Up sofa.

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Sosia is a very interesting piece of furniture designed by Emanuele Magini. It consists of two sits wrapped in a piece of fabric. These three elements can be manipulated and they can change configuration allowing the user to have either a sofa or two separate chairs.

Share bench.

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TOOaPICNIC is a line of multifunctional benches designed by Jules Vreeswijk and Joost Waltjen. It includes a series of benches and built-in tables. By combining these two elements, you get to sit comfortably while having a snack or getting some work done.

Sofa and TV stand.

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This is a sofa which you can customize according to your needs or the space you have in mind. It has a wooden base which extends and can also serve as an end table. You can use it for storage for books or magazines or as a surface on which to display your TV or numerous other things.{found on vtwonen}.

Reading sofa.

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The Calypso Chair was designed by Brandon Allen to be used in areas such as the reading corner. It’s a small sofa with a wooden base and two shelves, one on the front and one on the back, on which you can store your books or magazines. In addition to that, the armrests fold down and the seats can be placed however you want. You can also remove the seats altogether and use the base as a coffee table.

Working couch.

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This versatile sofa was created by Philippe Stark. It’s called My world and it was ergonomically designed to support the ideal posture for working. It includes storage and work surfaces, all integrated in its simple design. It’s ideas for those working from home as it’s both comfortable and practical.

Ludus.

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LUDUS is a series of modular pieces which can be reconfigured in numerous different ways. It was designed by Patricia Hopfer and in consists of a seat cushion, a back cushion, a corner back cushion and a MDF back part which can be combined in a variety of ways.

Blandito.

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Perfect for the kids’ room, Blandito doesn’t exactly look like a typical sofa. That’s because it’s more than that. This cozy piece is extremely versatile and can take a variety of shapes. Transform it into a casual sofa, a chair, a loveseat, an ottoman or a playground for the kids. It;s so cozy and so cute you can’t resist not getting one.

Sofa and Desk.

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This multifunctional sofa was designed by Fanny Adam. It has an innovative design which allows it to also be used as a desk. It hides practical storage underneath and it can also become a bed with tiny nightstands. The variety of configurations and functions makes it perfect for small apartments.

Convertible.

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Also ideal for limited space, this convertible sofa and become a dining table for six in just minutes. The seat turns into six padded stools and the backrest becomes a countertop. You can put the pieces back together and you get a three seat sofa with a very simple and also very attractive design.{found on behance}.