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Metamorphic Furniture: The Original Small Space Solutions

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 08, 2015 01:05 AM
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by Carrie McBride last modified Jun 07, 2015

Pin it Oh, we think we're so clever with our storage ottomans and Murphy beds. As it turns out, double-duty furniture has a long and rich history. Pianos turning into beds, bookshelves turning into tables, even, incredibly, a sofa that transformed into a bathtub. A cousin of campaign furniture, metamorphic furniture was designed to change functions and often involved moving parts. It became particularly fashionable in the 18th century partially as a way to save space, but also as a display of ingenuity and engineering. Here are some fascinating examples from the past: READ MORE »






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