Top 10 Multifunctional Furniture Designs For Small Home Set Ups

There’s just something about a multifunctional piece of furniture that ticks all the boxes for me! Imagine a product designed to work as a clothes rack and treadmill?! Or a side table that turns into a chair! Space-saving goals a lot? That is the magic of multifunctional furniture design. It looks like a single product, but functions like more than one! They’re a smart option for our modern city homes, which are often quite cramped, so adding multiple bulky and cumbersome furniture designs isn’t really an option. But multipurpose pieces that serve different purposes and solve a lot of unique problems can be life savers in such situations. And we’ve put together a whole bunch of such super cool designs for you! From a multi-purpose coat rack to a multi-purpose WFH unit that combines a library with integrated desks – these intriguing multi-purpose pieces are what your millennial homes need!

1. D-tach

D-Tach is a versatile stool that can be transformed into a small workspace designed to accommodate today’s mobile work culture. Our world seems to become more mobile every day. Mobile offices, work from home and freelance careers are becoming more and more popular as we move away from corporate offices. With the work culture undergoing such a major shift to mobile lifestyles, our home offices and furnishings should reflect that.

Why is it remarkable?

Industrial design student Andrew Chang decided to create a chair to match. D-Tach is a modular stool design that functions like a traditional office chair, only to disassemble into parts that provide a small workspace on the go.

What do we like?

  • Transforms into a small workspace
  • Fits in most modern offices

What we don’t like?

  • We’re not sure how comfortable the small workspace would be to work in

2. Acrobat

Acrobat is a multifunctional storage furniture that combines the storage components of an entrance table with the hanging function of a coat rack.

Why is it remarkable?

As we make our living spaces smaller and smaller, the more multifunctional our furniture, the better. Smaller spaces don’t necessarily mean less living space. Multifunctional furniture helps to create more living space while doing many of our household chores. We usually have our own system for arranging EDC items such as key rings, wallets and telephones. Entryway tables and coat racks usually make up the bulk of those organizational needs, so finding multi-functionality in their design is key to keeping our homes tidy. Acrobat, a multifunctional coat rack designed by João Teixeira, combines the storage components of an entrance table with those of a coat rack.

What do we like?

  • The metal tube tops can also be used to hang clothes or hats without the need for a hanger
  • The wooden hull connecting the beams provides a secure space to store EDC items such as purses, telephones and key rings

What we don’t like?

  • Can take up a significant amount of space

3. The Raak Mai desk

The Raak Mai desk is a multifunctional, versatile desk designed for designers.

Why is it remarkable?

Initially inspired by the needs of designers, Rodríguez hoped to incorporate analog mechanisms that work to take care of digital tasks. While many of the elements of the Raak Mai desk can be adjusted manually, the overall structure of the desk was adapted to meet the digital needs of modern technology.

What do we like?

  • Allows users to adjust the height, tilt and storage options of the desk to suit their work needs
  • An integrated winch allows users to manually adjust the desk to standing height

What we don’t like?

4. Curiosity-Go-Round

Curiosity-Go-Round is a cylindrical, miniature library that doubles as a workspace with integrated desks and tables.

Why is it remarkable?

In order to maximize the multifunctional and immersive spirit of WFH furniture, architect Keigo Kobayashi was asked by the Creative Project Base team to create a bookcase that combines elements of a traditional workspace with integrated storage to keep private and work oasis of a bookworm called Curiosity. -Go around. Before Curiosity-Go-Round reached its completion, Japan-based company Creative Project Base told Kobayashi, “I want you to make a bookshelf that can hold all the books you have now…I want to make it a place where you can come up with ideas yourself.”

What do we like?

  • The convex shelves bend to provide spacious tables for collaboration or solo work
  • The overall unit rises like a wobbly cylinder with an open internal center that leaves room to explore the unit’s bookshelves

What we don’t like?

5. Cassel

Cassle is a multifunctional piece of furniture designed for cats to have their own private home without taking up too much floor space.

Why is it remarkable?

Entertaining cats in small spaces is quite a challenge. Small living spaces, such as studio apartments and micro-homes, make sharing space with cats feel like a game of Tetris. It’s all a matter of finding the right toys, litter boxes and furniture to keep your cat happy, without taking up your entire living space. Cassle, a multifunctional piece of furniture designed for cats by Soo Bin Cho, makes the most of your available floor and wall space to keep your cat happy and your apartment tidy.

What do we like?

  • Made from biodegradable and sustainable materials
  • An unconventional twist on traditional cat furniture, which equates to a piece that saves space and is multifunctional

What we don’t like?

6. Kosumi’s Wall Organizer and Clutter-Free Planter

Defined by a mounting system close to LEGO building blocks, Kosumi’s Wall Organizer and Mess-Free Planter come with base grids that attach to walls with 3M strips, requiring no hardware or tools. Once users form their base grid on their chosen vertical surface, the fun begins. Kosumi’s Wall Organizer and Mess-Free Planter are filled with over 20 different modules and come with hangers, magnetic clips, clear storage containers, planters and cubbies.

Why is it remarkable?

No matter the size of your living space, multifunctional furniture helps to keep both the floor and our minds free of clutter. Adding his own multifunctional, organizational WFH design to the mix, Fahredin Kosumi created a Wall Organizer and Mess-Free Planter to form a magnetic, modular garden that can be mounted on any vertical surface.

What do we like?

  • Works as LEGO building blocks
  • Impressive storage space
  • Fully recyclable

What we don’t like?

  • We are not so sure how long the plants will last in such an ecosystem

7. I; ow

Me;ow is a modular cat furniture system with multifunctional modules that humans and cats can enjoy.

Why is it remarkable?

Me;ow is a modular cat furniture design that takes cat friendly furniture and also makes it palatable to human taste. Meow consists of multiple, colorful sofa modules and has differently shaped cushions that are linked together to form different furniture configurations. The various parts of Me;ow also have integrated cat-specific features that encourage your cat to indulge in their feline urges to their heart’s content.

What do we like?

  • Stand-alone modules act as buffers between the multi-purpose pieces to provide more pillow space for both you and your cat
  • Me;ow even has a side table module with an integrated bed under the table top where cats can take a nap

What we don’t like?

8. The Cowboy Side Table

Cowboy side table designer Deniz AktayCowboy Side Table

It seems we can never escape Deniz Aktay and his designs. This German furniture designer has become prolific when it comes to creating concept furniture pieces, especially tables. Every table he designs gives us something to think about. The latest creation is the Cowboy Sidetable Bookmark. It is a side table and a bookmark in one with which you keep everything organized. If you’re a bookworm, you’ll want to have one and rest your latest book on such a table.

Why is it remarkable?

The side table ensures that everything is within reach. Usually next to a sofa or your favorite armchair, you can put your drink on the table in case you want a nightcap. Leave your smartphone on the tabletop, so you don’t miss an important call or message. And when you need to take a break from reading a book, simply place the last page face down on the bookend.

What do we like?

  • The Cowboy Sidetable is so named because the point that sticks out looks like a saddle, especially when there’s a book on it

What we don’t like?

9. The Triple

This modular piece of furniture offers users a lounger on which they can lie with support, or it can be immediately converted into a low stool for the elderly who cannot sit cross-legged on the floor. And when you want to keep your food or a board game you have with you, the Threefold can become a sturdy table. A perfect companion for picnics and camping, the triple construction is supported by stretchers and is safe to use.

Why is it remarkable?

There’s honestly no shortage of customizable furniture for picnics, camping and outdoor events, but the Threefold presents its own use case, thanks to its incredible versatility and effortless, time-saving flip-in shape. This is essentially true, because the traditional mats that we bring out are limited in shape. The cloth mats would offer more comfort than a half-wood mat like the Threefold, but it has limited application. If you had realized that, it excludes some of the users who cannot sit on the floor for convenience and comfort, forcing you to carry an extra folding chair. The conceptual Threefold outdoor furniture here extends the adaptability to the needs of each individual in one convenient unit.

What do we like?

  • Transforms into a lounger, stool and coffee table
  • Safe + sturdy design

What we don’t like?

  • Not very aesthetic

10. Home Tool

Normally, modular furniture is intended for certain areas of the house. We’ve seen shelves and storage for kitchen or work areas that double as bookshelves and storage for office supplies. There are also plenty of closet space-saving furniture and systems out there. But this Home Tool seems to combine all of these things and more into a small package that takes up just 0.45 square feet of your floor space.

Why is it remarkable?

When “deactivated” or all other panels are closed, you are left with two open shelves where you can place books, decorations or even jars of snacks that you want to have within reach. There is a ‘desk’ or workspace that you can bring down where you can place your laptop or write or study on. Underneath is an extendable type in which you can place wine bottles. That way, you can immediately reward yourself after you finish work or a task.

What do we like?

  • The Home Tool has enough compartments and space to place various things that you need to store or display

What we don’t like?

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