The ultimate space saving chair?



How’s this for an ingenious way to save space in the office? Designed by National School of Furniture MA graduate Ashish Shakuniya, this chair has been created to maximise space and allow people to work effectively where spaces is restricted. The beauty of this chair is not only in its attractive design; it can be quickly taken apart and put back together again to convert into a desk with books and papers stored under the seat making it perfect for small offices.

Ashish Shakuniya has designed a range of space saving furniture which was recently dispalyed at the National School of Furniture’s graduate show at the Vitra showroom in Clerkenwell, London. The inspirational show highlighted the very best in new and innovative furniture designed by Ashish and other students on the MA Furniture Design and Technology course at Bucks New University. The young designers exhibiting at the show have worked alongside well known organisations such as John Lewis, Ercol and the V&A Museum of Childhood, which demonstrates the quality of the work they are producing.

Clerkenwell is, of course, home to some of the UK’s most innovative design and furniture showrooms and it’s great to see a well known manufacturer like Vitra celebrating young furniture designers in this way. Young design talent needs to be nurtured and it’ll be interesting to see what kind of inspirational ideas furniture designers of the future can come up with…

Posted March 13, 2012

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