Moving furniture around the house is something we all do from time to time. It’s a way to rejuvenate a space and change the ambiance without actually bringing anything new into the mix and without investing any money.
This sort of flexibility sometimes gets a new meaning with pieces such as bar carts, rolling cabinets, chairs or tables. Furniture on wheels can take many different forms and is useful in all sorts of ways, whether it’s just a simple cart you can push around or something totally revolutionary like a custom-made, modular collection of chairs, benches, tables and everything else a space needs in order to be both welcoming and functional. Below you can find our top ten favorite designs from this category.
Naturally, coffee tables on wheels are a thing and what a cool feature they are! It’s very practical and convenient to be able to easily move the coffee table, especially when it’s quite big and heavy like the Magnus table for instance. Thos stylish piece of furniture is made of a combination of solid and manufactured wood and it’s packed with storage inside its two drawers as well as the modules on the sides. It also has four little sliding doors that give it a really cool aesthetic.
In case you prefer a coffee table that has a circular top, worry not because they too can be put on wheels. Check out the Brien table which has a simple and elegant design that mixes rustic and industrial-style elements. It has both a spacious top and a matching shelf at the bottom which can be used to store and display a few things in a convenient way. The frame is made of powder-coated iron which blends nicely with the wood.
It’s not just typical furniture that can be made more convenient by putting on wheels but also more specific things too, like a bird cage for instance. If you have some feathered friends in your life, upgrade them to this roomy Bremer bird cage. It’s nice and big but it’s also quite heavy and luckily it has caters which lets you move it around with barely any effort. It comes with wood perches, cups and trays and it’s a good fit for doves and most parrots. It also comes in multiple colors.
There are multiple occasions and scenarios when a desk or a table is needed but only for a certain amount of time after which it simply takes up space. If this is something you’re familiar with, consider a model such as Flipper, a very practical table that can be easily folded and stored away and which also has casters so you can easily relocate it. Unlike other foldable tables which tend to be quite flimsy, it has a strong and sturdy construction and it’s really comfortable to use.
We’re now transitioning back to coffee tables because there’s just so many wonderful designs to check out, like the Loehr which has a mid-century inspired design. It features a rectangular top and a solid structure with two built-in drawers which you can use for storage. They’re pretty convenient for things like chargers, remotes, a book or two and so on and they let you keep the top nice and clean. The base has casters so you never have to break your back trying to move this table.
The Epp coffee table has a really cool design inspired by industrial carts. It’s actually like a mini cart with actual moving wheels. The combination of wood and metal gives it a very distinctive look and the design as a whole is a perfect blend of looks and functionality. Add this to your living room to give it a bit of vintage appeal.
The Backfield coffee table has a rustic charm with a bit of industrial flair. It’s made solid hardwood with a beautiful weathered finish and it’s supported by four fairly large metal wheels. These add mobility to the design but also give it a very distinctive look. Also, the table has a storage shelf for added convenience.
Storage is an important part of the Carron table’s design. As a whole, this piece looks quite similar to a vintage storage trunk. It has exposed metal hardware and casters on the bottom which compensate for its heavy and robust structure. The top lifts up in three separate sections revealing storage modules inside the table. There’s also a small drawer at the front.
There’s one more piece of furniture which you can most commonly expect to include casters or wheels: the chair. More specifically, it’s desk chairs that usually have mobile bases. The Jovani task chair has a simple, modern and elegant design. It has a full back with a cutout at the bottom and matching armrests in the same upholstery color. The seat contrasts with the rest of the frame featuring a darker color tone. The 5-spoke base sits on casters and has a height-adjustable system for the seat.
The Caylee end table is small and practical, a nice fit for a variety of different spaces. In the living room it can sit by the sofa and the caster wheels offer mobility so you can easily move it. The table a G-shaped structure, with an open module at the bottom which can be used to store and display items in. The entire table is made of clear lucite plastic which makes it super versatile.
Bar carts are designed to be mobile and you can expect most of them to have small caster wheels. The Legasse cart is no exception. What stands out in its case is the simple and chic design which is given by the use of acrylic posts, glass shelves and a brushed gold steel frame. This combination of materials and finishes gives the cart a modern and stylish look.
Let’s move outside for a bit and check out the Angie patio set which includes two stylish lounge chairs and a small table to go with them. They’re made of solid wood and have a classic and modern aesthetic inspired by Scandinavian furniture. The chaise lounge pair features give reclining positions and pull-out trays for drinks, books and other things. They also have wheels at the back for added mobility.
The Nicole bar cart is unusual to say the least but in a very simple and stylish way. It has a sleek iron frame which is circular and help by four short legs with wheels. It also holds two marble shelves which give space to store bottles, glasses and various other things. The top shelf can also be used as a small table when prepping cocktails and drinks or as a serving platform.
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You may not think you need a cart but just imagine how useful one could be if you actually had one. The Carlota cart from Tuntum is a cool option. It has a simple and timeless design and four wheels so you can easily push it around when serving tea, snacks, drinks or even meals. It has a small shelf on one side, a tray on top and a good amount of storage inside for bottles, plates, glasses and other things.
This is Carlo, a bar trolley with a super casual and friendly-looking design. It’s also very versatile. You can use it to serve drinks or a basic serving table and you can keep it in the kitchen where you can use it as a small island or a side table or some sorts. This rattan cart includes 8 built-in slots for bottles, and a bottom shelf. It also has small casters so you can easily move it around.
The Chariot is a cart with a design which puts emphasis on the wheels in the sense that they’re huge. This, however, doesn’t make it look disproportionate. In fact, the design is very wholesome and quite chic and modern at the same time. The cart is composed of three sections: the trays which double as storage shelves, the metal structure which doubles as a handle and the wheels which frame everything in a very artistic way.
A desk on wheels can turn out to be very useful too. The Go-Cart rolling desk is a cool example in this sense. It’s made of metal with a black powder-coated finish so the wheels actually suit it well. Given the overall design, shape and size this is actually not specifically meant to serve as a desk. It can also be used as a console table or even as a serving table or cart with a simplified look.
Carts aren’t the only things that are more practical with wheels on. To diversify our options a bit, let’s have a look at the stylish Shoji wardrobe which features a simple yet sophisticated design, with a transparent glass frame, a wooden storage module at the bottom and mirrored sliding doors. You can get either in a fixed version or with castors.
Usually it’s not that often that you have to relocate the dining table, at least not if you have a dedicated dining area. However, that’s not always the case so a table on wheels can prove to be very practical and user-friendly. Check out the Flat Table which has fixed legs on one side and wheels on the other. It’s actually a very versatile piece of furniture which can easily double as a desk. It comes with either a white or a black top and matching wheels.
The Colonial Trunk Bar is another cool piece of furniture which maximizes storage and functionality in a very elegant way. With its doors closed, it looks compact and is actually quite small in size. Open the doors and you’ll find a surprising amount of storage for bottles, glasses and everything else. The casters let you move the bar around as needed.
Architect Peter Kostelov took the idea of furniture on wheels to a whole new level when he renovated a small apartment in Manhattan and completely change its layout and the way in which it’s meant to be used. Initially, the apartment had two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom and even though that sounds like a reasonable amount of space it wasn’t since all the rooms were small. The new design opens up the spaces and takes advantage of movable furniture on wheels to ensure a flexible and more customizable layout as well as an airy, fresh and spacious look throughout the apartment.
Furniture on wheels was also the perfect solution for this cool office space that INpuls designed for the WFP Innovation Accelerator, located in Munich, Germany. The company wanted a work environment that would be flexible and modular, able to accommodate both long-term employees and colleagues visiting the office from time to time. This is how the setup looks like.