With so many creative sofa designs these days, we love to see projects that stand out. Anthropologie envisioned a modern sofa which occupies a special place among the contemporary upholstered furniture out there. Featuring digitally manipulated photos of faraway places on a neutral background, this couch is the kind of piece you imagine building your entire room around. Perfect for modern rooms with a personality, but also adaptable to classic interiors, the seating unit is fresh, adaptable and original.
But if you take a step back and ignore its perfect design and aesthetic value, you may be shocked to find that the sofa does not rank high in practicability. It is not expandable, nor can it be moved easily from place to place. Still, we like it so much, we would rather ignore that, as well as its steamy price tag (of $3,298 !) and simply ask if you enjoy its overall appearance as much as we do.
The best modular shelving systems will encourage individual expression and personal style. An investment in both design and practicality, they are something that we choose to live with (design is arguably always a choice). Famed industrial designer Dieter Rams once remarked: “I am convinced that a well-thought-out design is decisive to the quality of a product. A poorly-designed product is not only uglier than a well-designed one but it is of less value and use. Worst of all it might be intrusive.” This quote, from a speech on ‘Design by Vitsœ’ presented by Rams in New York, 1976, remains pertinent today.
Hobbyists often have lots of stuff that require lots of storage room that’s easy to access and keep tidy. Whether it’s sewing, crafting, gardening, or something else — organization is key, and an armoire can really be the perfect solution for it. You might be surprised to find how versatile armoires can be to use in place of other pieces of furniture. Check out this desk from Apartment Therapy! Put it out of sight by closing the doors when you’re all done working. If you’re expecting, an armoire can be a clever use of a changing table. And when baby is all grown up, you’ll have the opportunity to find another use for your armoire. An old armoire works just as well as a regular bookcase — if not better for the unique look you get. Check out how these home owners replaced the glass doors with netting to show off their book collection.