Anybody who’s moved apartments in NYC has likely asked themselves the question, “How did we even get that in here?” And it’s not uncommon in this city for people to literally give away their furniture to any party willing to deal with its relocation. Enter Wobble-up, a transforming carpet-to-chair that will not only fit through any hallway, but also adorn your floors and provide a comfy place to relax. Wobble-up was developed by Sam Linders, a recent graduate from the Design Academy Eindhoven, and was inspired by her preference to sit on her carpet rather than the sofa while watching TV.
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Couples shacking up in small spaces is nothing new, but this may be the first time we’ve seen more than two folks squeezing into a tiny pad. Featured on Dwell, this family of four in the East Village proves that home is where the heart is—not how big your house is. So how do they manage with a baby and a nine-year-old in just 640 square feet?
For many living in New York City, or other densely populated communities, space is considered a treasured resource not to be squandered. In these situations efficiency is key, which is why we welcome with open arms Nubo, the 2.0 version of the traditional wall shelf. This bubble shaped shelf transforms from a utilitarian wall shelf or desk, into a treasure-box-bulletin-board—reminiscent of a vintage travel case, like the blue Pan-Am case of the 1960s. The Nobu was designed by the Italian-Danish duo known as GamFratesi, and first presented at imm Cologne.
Hate clutter? Then you’ll love this incredible furniture collection designed by Harry Thaler. Called ‘Atelierhouse’, the series of pieces were actually commissioned by the Museion museum in Bolzano, Italy to furnish a studio and living space for the museum’s artists in residence. Though one-offs, we can definitely see them outfitting some of the spacious NYC artist lofts that are often required to do double duty as work/live spaces.