Natural Health

Healthy living, herbal remedies and DIY natural beauty.

Add to My MSN

Video: Fold-Out Furniture for Tiny Spaces

4/21/2011 1:09:01 PM

Tags: Christy Oates, fold-out furniture, furniture for small homes, furniture for tiny homes, space-saving furniture, Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Robyn Griggs Lawrence thumbnail 

Brilliant.

Christy Oates invented this smart fold-out furniture—ideal for tiny spaces—as part of her master’s thesis. Oates’s Twofold series of furniture takes up virtually no floor space when it it’s not in use. The furniture is not yet available on the mass market, but I hope it will be soon. Young inventors like Christy give me so much hope.

   

MFA Thesis Gallery Exhibition - Christy Oates from christy oates on Vimeo.



Related Content

Progress on Tiny Homes On The Move Book

A progress update on our book Tiny Homes On the Move

Wabi-Sabi Wednesday: Train Your Eye to Appreciate Everyday Beauty

If we use high-quality items in our everyday lives, our lives become a sort of training. By using ea...

U.S. Homesteading Versus U.K. Smallholding

Looking at the differences between the current homesteading movement in the USA compared to Smallhol...

MiniHome Combines Style, Affordability and Function--in Less Than 1,000 Square Feet

Ranging in size from 528 square feet to 960 square feet, miniHomes are a combination of park model t...

Content Tools




Post a comment below.

 

darry
6/30/2014 1:49:53 PM
That is simply fascinating. I love to see these ingenious creative ideas and I am specially interested on space saving furniture because we all know how expensive a house can be these days. I saw some creative pieces of furniture on this http://www.standsandmounts.com/plasmaandlcdmounts.aspx source as well. It's amazing how far people's minds can get.

Gwynn
4/22/2011 2:02:06 PM
Christy is an absolute genius! I love the fact that her furniture is based off of oragami and looks like artwork. They look like pieces that would come from IKEA. Just amazing!










Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.