Versatile, modern and displaying an enticing design, the Ludovico Desk/Chairs/Storage still keeps that classic charm, without pushing the materials and design too far into the future. Designed based on the simple concept of placing two chairs inside the furniture while ensuring that the drawers remain considerably large, the Ludovico Desk/Chairs/Storage unit was the fabrication of Uruguayan industrial designer Claudio Sibille‘s imagination. Proving to be a challenging design project, the Ludovico was made out of eucalyptus grandis finger joint and adorned with aluminum handles.
Constantly thinking about how furniture “can offer viable and innovative solutions to reduced spaces“, the furniture designer combines function, utility and versatility into unique design projects like this contemporary furniture item. Perfect for small spaces that do not benefit from the luxury of having too much furniture, this versatile modern 4-in-one furniture piece has a visually deceiving design: “When closed, the chairs seem hidden and give the impression of four more little drawers.”
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.
The Componibili Storage Unit was designed in 1968 by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell. A design classic, it is on show at New York’s MoMA and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Functional, adaptable and smart, this hard-wearing and versatile unit has many uses around the home. Componibili units are stackable, available in round and square versions, varied sizes and several colors.