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TREND: Advocating for Hybrid Furniture

Over hybrids, I should rather say dual function. I'm not talking about those that we added something, such a transplant. I am actually speaking about those who have a double life. Those whose duplication raises questions regarding their use, functionality and even their existence.



Hybrids Furniture :

What can they bring to our everyday life ? What position are we willing to give them ?



In our society which is given only one function to everything and everyone, it is difficult for a duplication object to exist. In fact, furniture is divided into several categories defined since Man began to create furniture for his habitat. It can even be said that until the Renaissance, the home comfort was neglected. Only seats, beds, tables and chests existed. 


So what about when you're a chair-bed or a box-table? 



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Left: Maisonette, Artnau / Right: Synthesis table by Presek Design Studio

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The Lynko System, Natalia Géci





As I had briefly mentioned in the article on Japanese interiors, the world's population will significantly increase over the next 12 years. This will inevitably have an impact on construction, architecture and living space, which will logically be smaller per inhabitant (especially in cities). For the new housing to come I am not worried about theingenuity of the architects to find new tricks, materials and ways of living together. 

However, in terms of already built apartments where we are all living right away, this is where the solutions tend to miss. We'll have to be smart, reorganize our space - we may have to share our home with another family, not by poverty but because the world needs it ? - – Our first target will be the space saving and it will certainly push us towards this return to basics that some are already calling salutary. Maybe each individual will build its own Tiny House, and will become a master in the art of optimizing space.

Fewer objects, less accumulated objects unnecessarily-but-we-never-know-it-could-be-useful-one-day, so less furniture, or at least their condensed version seems to me a viable solution : HYBRIDS FURNITURE.



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Caramella Counter Sofa,

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Left: Two Be sofa, Estudio Vitale for KOO International / Right: Coletiva, design Mauricio Arruda





Ecology matters. Using materials in a reasonablefair and to enable natural resources to renew itself, is too. Wood is still the most popular material for furniture. You should know, for example, thatIkeawhich uses chipboard rather than solid wood, nevertheless consumes 1% of the world's wood reserves ( La Tribune, July 2013).

In addition, still faced with the expected demographic explosion, global wood consumption will exceed 60% over 2001 levels, reachingabout 2400 million m³ per year, by 2020 ( Planetoscope ).

It is now urgent to think of solutions to substantially reduce this consumption. And if the furniture industry was the solution? And if each household instead of bring a table and a sofa could group both functions ? ( see photo above ). They probably would save money, space and undeniably help to reduce the impact on global wood consumption. No more procrastinating, HYBRIDS FURNITURE will be our best allies in facing adversity.



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Writing desk + low table, Muller Van Severen

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Hybrids furniture are the future of design in the background like in the shape. In terms of content, as we have already seen, we will have so much to gain. In form, we will see the emergence of a new challenge for designers who will have to redouble their creativity to propose ever more innovative furnitureThey are always more functional and condensed. Somehow, dual-function furniture is the third dimension of design, giving it depth but also a significant and unanimous purpose.

Our ability to be efficient and to - finally - know how to be content with the minimum is in the hands of designers. But in a way, the advantage is that everyone can be a designer. Perhaps in 2032, Seung Yong Song and Muller Van Severen will receive the title of Hybrid Design Knights, as already experts. And thus a platform that will be the 6.0 evolution of a website will be set up and will allow individuals who create furniture, always offering more space and maybe one more function, to share it with the world...

These unclassifiables today will become essentials tomorrow. And with them, it's certainly a world that has moved on. HYBRIDS FURNITURE, a saving evidence that quickly spread !


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Sarabang, design Seung Yong Song


And you, what do you think ?

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Originally posted 2016-10-13 11:39:35.

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Chloé founded Huskdesignblog in 2016. Ever since, she is decoding every nook and cranny to find the best interiors and furniture ideas for her beloved readers and followers, eager for beautiful things.

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