When you’re planning to refurbish your home, achieving the perfect ambience is very important, as you’ll be spending a lot of time there.
Interior designers understand the importance of having a comfortable and aesthetically-pleasing home and that is why they’ve come up with some unique furniture creations. Read on to find out more about some of the 21st century’s most unusual pieces of furniture…
Released in 2014, designer Richard Clarkson’s thundercloud lamp lets you have your own invigorating (and dry) storm cloud in your lounge! Why get wet and cold watching a storm when you can have a large, musically-activated, spectacular cloud in your own home?
Officially known as the Smart Cloud, the lamp is a motion-triggered, Arduino-controlled thunder and lightning device, with a music-activated speaker driven by sensors and code. There’s even a choice of colours for the lightning! It has a powerful speaker system and will stream music from any Bluetooth-compatible device.
Recreate the splendour of the Grand Canyon in your own living room with designer Greg Klassen’s inspirational river table. The design is part of Klassen’s river collection that is inspired by the natural beauty of wood. With a 3D effect, this makes it appear like a river is running through the wood.
Based in Lynden, Washington, Klassen is a craftsman inspired by the Pacific Northwest and its native trees. His Grand Canyon table, measuring 108 inches long by 37 inches wide, has a special cottonwood top on a black walnut base, with hand-cut glass creating the river. It retails at a cool $18,500, so it might actually be cheaper to take a trip to the Grand Canyon!
If you think your king size bed is the lap of luxury, you may find it looks small alongside the nest bed. An unusual style of bed created by design duo, Merav Eitan and Gaston Zahr, from Israel, it can sleep up to 16 people. It’s a circular nest, based on the design made by our feathered friends.
Available in various colours and four different sizes, it has been described as a “giant basin of comfort”. The small, intimate nest sleeps two or three people, while the 4.5-metre diameter bed is big enough to host an entire slumber party. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to sleep in a giant bird’s nest, here’s your chance to find out!
A Japanese invention, the Kotatsu table is ideal if you want a lazy day in bed, snuggled up nice and warm, with everything you need within easy reach. It’s a low, wooden table, covered by the traditional Japanese style of bedding, the futon, or heavy blanket. It has its own built-in heat source underneath, which is usually electric.
If you want to stay in bed, work on your laptop, stream some movies and eat your meals in comfort, the Kotatsu table could be just what you’re looking for! It isn’t a modern invention, as it was first used in 14th century Japan, although it was heated by charcoal in those days. Today, it has evolved into a luxurious version, in various colours that will suit every décor.
Go on holiday or on a business trip without the hassle of packing, thanks to the innovative travelling closet! Complete with drawers and a rail for coat hangers, it transforms into a very stylish suitcase -all you need to do when you’re taking a trip is push in the rail to create a handle.
It also has wheels on the base, so it can be pulled along like a traditional suitcase. Handy and space-saving, the compact chest of drawers and rail is ideal for smaller rooms.
The design of your furniture is important, particularly if you’re a landlord with property to let. Furniture Pack Solutions can help furnish both student and professional accommodation.
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