More moving parts means more ways to break. Space-saving, multi-functional designs do not need to be overly complicated as these two storage-and-seating pieces from Elemento Diseno show.
Four horizontal boxes in a line become two vertical stacks of two, cutting the required floor area in half. Going from white to black with shades of gray in between, both variants look self-contained and complete.
Chairs with book storage are becoming increasingly popular, but also more complex. A few clean-cut boards can create a seat with shelves – pair them up as a nesting set and you have a side table with shelving as well.