Furniture That Transforms Space

  1. Anna Yudina
  • ISBN 9780500517765
  • 18.00 x 18.00 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 272pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2015
Book of the Week – The Times

A compact sourcebook of ideas for innovative furnishing, interior environments and small-scale architectural interventions targeted at consumers and designers

As the definition of ‘designer’ expands and architects today create everything from jewelry to urban masterplans, a new wave of objects is transforming our interior spaces. They include bookshelves that can dynamically divide and reshape a room, chairs that create intimate room-like enclosures, home-office spaces-within-spaces, and self-contained kitchen cubes that can be expanded to reveal every conceivable cooking and eating function.


Furnitecture presents some two hundred examples of this new design typology. From Danish studio KiBiSi’s design for a reconfigurable bookshelf system and Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s moving boxes within rooms, to Dutch designers Makkink & Bey’s conversational Ear Chairs and the French atelier 37.2’s series of self-standing cubes, there is an interior world of innovation in these pages. And a personal space just for you.

Anna Yudina is co-founder and editor-in-chief of MONITOR magazine, which focuses on innovations in contemporary architecture and design. She is the curator of a number of architecture and design exhibitions, including shows on Zaha Hadid and Jakob + MacFarlane, and the author of several architectural monographs. She lives in Paris.