Container furniture, added space

Space and organization of the house are closely connected to each other: i container furniture they become useful tools for managing this relationship. The most popular examples of these helpers are certainly the furnishings that have their own classic function to which they add that of containers: container beds, poufs with an internal compartment, but also sofas and coffee tables can offer this second utility.

For every room in the house there are furnishings designed for the organization of things, such as the wardrobe in the bedroom, the wall units in the bathroom, the cupboard in the living area. But alongside the ‘owners’ of this function, you can add furniture that increases the storage capacity suitable for the environment.

Greenwich, container bed designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Molteni & C

Container bed, the second wardrobe

It is the fundamental element of a bedroom and occupies a large part of its surface: the read with its conformation it lends itself to becoming a large storage space. Precisely for these conditions, in almost all catalogs there is a version with container. Especially for small sizes where there is no space for a wardrobe becomes a fundamental element.

Sometimes a bed raised off the ground is used to use the space underneath the bed base to accommodate boxes. But the mechanical solution which provides for the lifting of the entire mattress allows you to have a more practical access and a complete view of this space. And if you can’t consider a replacement for hanging clothes, it remains a great solution for the wardrobe change and the nightwear.

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Barboy container table with several compartments with wheels, designed by Verner Panton

Seats to contain

In the living area, but they can be used in practically every room of the house, the seats designed to be open and filled are a practical solution to be included in the furniture. Chairs and armchairs are certainly less suitable for this use, while benches and poufs, with their compact design, lend themselves perfectly.

In particular i pouf (but also stools) are very popular as a choice to fulfill this function. They are often used more for their decorative value than as seats in an environment, thanks to the many finishes available and the compact size.

the small benches placed at the entrance or at the foot of the bed, on the other hand, they also offer a useful place to sit where it is needed. Another possibility is that of container sofas, usually also sofa beds which with a mechanism similar to that of beds offer an extra space even in the living room.

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FRIHETEN, a sofa bed with storage by Ikea

Small but not negligible container furnishings

Next to the large container furniture there are also small versions. If they obviously offer less space inside, they are useful for occupying spaces that would otherwise not be exploited, such as the walls.

In the bathroom, for example, a mirror container is always useful, not only in the version of Wall unit with surface mirrored, but also with a double bottom which allows for more decorative shapes. the shelves they are never beautiful when crowded with small objects, but those with a retractable drawer lend themselves to becoming comfortable pocket emptier to be placed where it is needed most.


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