Friday, March 11, 2016

Transforming Furniture


Nendo's nest shelf allows users to expand unit to desired width.
Micro Living has made an impact in North America. Many are choosing to give up their large living space for a home that is less than 1,000 square feet.  The increasing appeal of Micro-Housing can be attributed to many wanting to minimize their mortgage, reduce carbon footprint, and enjoy portability, as seen on previous blog Rural Micro-Housing – Could you live in 572 SF?,  or the desire to be in a dense city fabric as discussed on Urban Micro-Housing: A Path to Sustainable Livability.

Although some are choosing to give up space, comfort and luxury do not have to be lost.  Some companies such as Nendo and Resource Furniture, are designing incredible, sustainable, transforming furniture.  We no longer have to give up comfort and luxury due to space limitations.

Resource Furniture’s unique multifunctional, transforming furniture line has a variety of Wall Beds, Transforming Tables, Seating and Other Essentials.  According to their website, the goal of the company is to, “make every square foot work harder.” 

Resource Furniture's Cabrio IN, is a desk/wall bed with the twin-size wall bed camouflaging seamlessly into the modular shelving system and closet.



Resource Furniture's Cleopatra, takes shelving vertically.  Metal shelves revolve around a base simulating casual order.


                                                          
Resource Furniture not only creates amazing products to assist us in living more sustainably, they too believe in reducing their carbon footprint.  They are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by making smaller, more efficient spaces desirable.  

Did you know that in 2013 U.S. emission increased 2% from the previous year.  Total emissions were 6,673 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. Learn more about greenhouse gas emissions at United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Are you intrigued... watch the video to see how easy the transformation process really is!
Written by Melina Clark