Transformer Hotel: Tiny Room Showcases Convertible Furniture
Deploying three novel pieces of multipurpose furniture, this 240-square-foot space manages to pack in all kinds of secrets, surprises and amenities for guests to explore, discover and utilize in a unique micro-suite.
The first featured item in the Kinect line, this new series of space-saving furnishings and fixtures from Resource Furniture, is the Lift, a coffee table that can be reconfigured into a workstation and contains additional storage space for laptops, gadgets, magazines and remote controls.
Also in the set: Slide, a credenza with a mini refrigerator and additional storage, and Hide Seek, a wall-mounted cabinet that contains a bar, an espresso maker, and an ironing center, but that can be configured to different uses thanks to its modular design.
The transforming room, made in conjunction with New York’s Think Fabricate, also features a fold-out sofa and wall bed combination and can seat up to six people around its convertible conference-and-dining centerpiece.
The room, showcased at this year’s Dwell on Design, is both a demonstration model but also a powerful potential strategy for cramped urban hotels where space is at a premium (not to mention a good way for would-be consumers to test out transforming products for durability and functionality before they buy).