20 Bizarre Furniture Designs That Are Genius

Let’s distance ourselves from the typical furniture designs and expand our horizon a little bit. There are lots of unique creations out there and, although it’s impossible to know them all, it’s always fun and interesting to discover them one by one. The designs we’ve gathered here today are not just beautiful and eye-catching but also multifunctional.

01. The expandable Capstan Table.


Number one on our list is the amazing Capstan Table designed by David Fletcher. It’s a round table with a simple and chic design and it hides a marvelous secret. The table can expand from a small size to a larger one while maintaining its circular design during the process.

02. The Staircase Storage Solution.


Perfect for small homes, allows you to save space and to have tons of room for storage. The pieces features a series of drawers and the vertical set also allows you to use it like a climbing ladder in order to reach the higher compartments. The three bottom drawers serve as a staircase and there’s even a side rail for secure climbing.Design made by Danny Kuo.

03. The Evolution Door.


The Evolution Door has a futuristic design created by artist Klemens Torggler. It has a simple design and it folds on itself like an origami sculpture. There’s no need for force as the door’s folding mechanism is driven by its own weight.

04. The Flap Table Luxury Gold.


Have a pool table in your living room and turn the space into an entertainment area in just seconds. This table is built of premium MDF and covered with gold leaf. It serves both as a dining table and a pool table and it has a sophisticated design.Designed by Koralturk .

05. Multifunctional sofa/dining table.


When space is limited, there’s not enough room for all the furniture pieces you might need or want to have. It’s when multifunctional pieces like this one are most appreciated. This sofa can be converted into a dining table with padded stools and it has a simple and modern design, perfect for small living rooms.Designed by Julia Kononenko.

06. Story.


Story is another interesting piece, a combination of a sofa, workstation and bed. Designed by Fanny Adams, this multifunctional piece is ideal for small homes and can allow you to use the living room as a home office and guest bedroom.

07. Canvas Furniture.


This collection is the ingenious creation of YOY and it’s called canvas. It includes furniture which you can hang on your wall. It’s made of wood, aluminum and stretched elastic canvas.

08. Flexible bookshelf.


Another very interesting piece is Chuck, a shelving concept by Natascha Harra-Frischkorn. The unit is flexible and it’s made of six planks of wood which can be adjusted to hold all sorts of objects of different dimensions.

09. The OBELISK furniture.


This collection includes four chairs and a table, all designed for the outdoors. They can all be stacked together at which point they become a compact, sculptural structure with a shape reminiscent of an obelisk, hence the name. It’s the ultimate space-saving furniture series for the outdoors.{found on site}.

10. The expandable Mobile Dining unit.


Designed by Nobuhiro Teshima, the expandable Mobile Dining unit is perfect for small spaces. It can expand and contract easily so it can accommodate from 2 to 8 guests. It’s actually perfect for situations when unexpected guests come over and you have to find them a place to sit at the table.

11. A chair inside a chair.


This piece was designed by Flavio Scalzo and it’s a very intriguing creation. It’s basically a sculptural-looking chair with a modern and simple design which hides inside it yet another chair featuring the same design. This way you can always have an extra chair for your guests and you don’t have to hide it in the closet.

12. The Bada table/ loveseat.


The Bada table was designed by Ecosystems and it can be easily transformed into a loveseat. It’s crafted entirely from reclaimed walnut and it has a simple and ingenious design. You basically have two pieces of furniture in one.

13. The REK bookcase.


The REK bookcase features a simple and modern design and it’s very flexible. It’s a piece of furniture which grows as you add more books to your collection. Its zig-zag shaped parts slide in and out and form voids in which you can store books. You can arrange your collection according to size and there’s even a compartment perfect for magazines.

14. The KAI table.


This is a table full of surprises. It was designed by Takamitsu Kitahara. It’s build of wood and it contains numerous compartments, perfect for storage. They’re only visible when used and the rest of the time the table has a compact look.

15. The Ping Pong door.


This a door which doubles as a ping pong table. The idea is very ingenious. Perfect for skall homes which don’t have a game room, the door swings down and instantly changes function. It was designed by Tobias Franzel and it comes with field markers and a small net.

16. The coffee bench.


This is an extremely flexible piece designed by Beyond Standards. It combined a bench and a table and by simply rotating its individual modules you can adjust it to your needs. You can turn it into two seats, a bench and a side table and lots of other combinations.

17. The Goliath console/dining table.


Goliath is a versatile piece of furniture which extends from 17” to 115” and can be used as a side table, console but also as a dining table when extra guests come over. The table has 5 extra leaves, an unusual number considering that usually expandable tables only have two.

18. Convertible coffee table.


Featuring a simple but chic design, this piece of furniture can be used as a coffee table but also as a dining table. The coffee table version features two wings on the sides which, when lifted, allow it to sit up to 10 people.{found on site}.

19. The Pause sofabed.


Pause was designed by Meike Langer and it’s an easy chair which can be easily transformed into a daybed. It’s simple, light and also very easy to move around. It’s a lovely piece for a modern living room or lounge area and it has a casual and comfortable design.

20. The multifunctional Alop seat.


Designed by Silvia Pinci, Alop is a multifunctional seat which can be converted into a table. It has a wooden base and three cushions of different sizes. If you wish to use it as a table, just take out the cushions and flip the piece upside down.

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Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan - Canadian entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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