So you want to get some more mileage out of your sofa or desk? Ranging from creative to kitsch, funky to functional, here are some transforming furniture designs that save space and add some interactivity to your ordinary single-function interior furniture.
For those of us without the budget to buy enough space for a full guest bedroom it is handy to be able to turn our office into a sleeping space when people come to visit. These transforming table-to-bed designs by the British furniture manufacturer BonBon are nice easy-to-move two-in-one furniture objects.
Perhaps the best known BonBon creation is Doc, the comfy couch that flips up into a pair of bunk beds complete with a ladder, guard rail and pleasantly enclosed lower level that doubles as a sofa or a second bed. Perfect for compact apartments or even tiny houses with high ceilings, this convertible furniture design packs a whole lot of function into a pretty small footprint.
A variation on the desk/bed combination or standard Murphy bed, these sliding units make it possible to have a bit more storage space and to hide your fold-up bed a bit better – the moving shelf area goes under the desk at night when the bed folds down and shifts in front of the bed when it is folded up. Other versions of these transforming desks feature fold-down beds that can be tucked out of the way to make room for a chair.
Need an office by day, but a guest bed by night? BonBon’s space-saving furniture sets have all sorts of tricks hidden behind cabinet doors and seemingly immovable surfaces.
Even coffee tables can serve multiple purposes at once, laying low for standard use and popping up when you’re ready to dine or host guests. See more cool multipurpose furniture designs at BonBon.co.uk.